Mind-numbing and painstakingly boring are the words in my vocabulary this week. I've been using them a lot while machine quilting Grammy Squares.
I'm slowly working my way around each and every block. There are so many starts and stops that I can't get a natural rhythm going. It would have been criminal to quilt an all-over design on this quilt. I'm using wool batting which makes the blocks pop. I know I'm going to love it when I'm done and I can't wait to cross over the finish line.
Once I finish quilting around each block, and I'm halfway done, then I will sail through the cross-hatching on the borders. As you can see on the right-hand side of the picture, I'm just adding a couple lines of cross-hatching to hold the borders in place while working my way down the entire length. I've found that this keeps the borders flat and loads back on the machine easier once it's turned.
I'll be down at the shop this afternoon. A bus full of quilters from the Mother Lode Quilt Guild arrives around 1pm. When the shop suddenly fills with 45 quilters, it's a mad dash to get all of the customers taken care of quickly with personalized attention.
I'll be at the shop again tomorrow teaching Country Charmer to a full classroom. This is one of my favorite classes to teach. It is all about color and accuracy. AND it will be a nice break from machine quilting!!!