I can’t believe it is Thursday already, another week almost done and dusted. So just what have I been doing all week? On Monday I had my preserving pan bubbling away on the stove top. Robin’s brother Gary had called around with a bag of windfall oranges – would we like them? Of course, I prepared the fruit, added several limes, and now we have a nice little supply of orange and lime marmalade. There’s nothing better than homemade, I always think. The excess oranges have been juiced and enjoyed at breakfast.
A lovely batch of marmalade
Tuesday morning was spent with the Sew Wot ladies, grocery shopping was on Wednesday morning, and then I finally got to sit and sew. After it’s service, my Bernina just hummed along. Remember this? The dice brought up number 3 this week, the cot sized kite quilt. It was all ready layered and pinned, just waiting for the next step.
First of all I stitched in the ditch around each block, to keep it all secure. Then debated how to quilt each block, finally decided to quilt three straight lines through the kite, and a wavy serpentine stitch through the tail, to mimic it fluttering in the wind. Repeat 12 times for each kite.
Now, what about those empty spaces? Perhaps a meander, but I often feel intimidated by free motion quilting. I've decided to continue with straight line walking foot quilting, and will be doing this next stage tomorrow.