I have a hundred other things to do to get ready for Christmas. But.....what am I doing? I'm machine quilting Spoken For instead of what I should be doing. My original plan was to load it on the machine, and just peck away at it when I had the time.
Instead, I spent the entire day machine quilting. When you're on a roll, you don't want to stop.
I'm quilting a 3/4" band around the entire quilt which I think will act as a nice frame.
Then I'm filling the space on each side with a double row of feathers. The good thing about the light border is the quilting really stands out. The bad thing about the light borders is the quilting really stand out.....no room for any errors. I can't wait to get it off the machine to see the whole quilt. That is what motivates me to spends hours in the quilt room.
I'm doing a simple cross hatch around the blocks. I'm also outlining the Dresdens. I plan on leaving the background alone. I'll see how it looks and make that decision later. It is always easy to add in more quilting, and a real pain in the patoot to take it out! I learned the hard way and once spent 8 hours removing an entire row of Baptist Fan stitching.
Mazey got her first Christmas present for the season from quilter Doris. Doris doesn't have a computer, so this thank you picture is in the mail to her.
It's going to be a stormy day here in California....a good day to quilt......or a good day to write Christmas cards by the fire. Maybe I'll do both!