So, it’s been just a few days since I made my resolution to finish quilts rather than starting new ones. Which, per the laws of the universe, means I’m now flooded with ideas to start quilts. It’s going to be a long, but satisfying year.
Instead of dwelling on all the things I “can’t” start, I’m going to dwell on all the pretties I can finish. Like this quilt.
This one is for Gramma. I had meant to finish it by Christmas, but got distracted by the ribbons, glitter, eggnog, etc. Lucky for me, Gramma is a patient lady, and has a birthday soon.
I don’t want to quilt it too much – the embroidery is too wonderful to distract from. So, I’m thinking simple spiral quilting on all the text sections, then accent feathers around the embroidered blocks. A big half feather in the grey border should round it out nicely.
I chose a nice 1″ gingham for the back. You may be able to tell that I purposely skewed the quilt top. Let’s face it, perfectly aligning the quilt top to that gingham grid on the back would have been a nightmare — and it probably would have shifted while quilting. This way, I’m not going to be upset at the end. It’s already skewed, any further distortion isn’t going to be noticeable.
And of course, my quality inspector was nearby. Every time I tried to get him to move off the quilt, he’d just move to a different section… Oh well. At least it meets approval.
I hope you’re not tired of this quilt… there’s probably at least two more photo dumps coming…