I’ve been working away on my Alphabet Noel quilt this week, starting off with “stitch in the ditch” around each block to stabilise the quilt. I’ve been laying it over the back of my chair by my sewing machine, and it must have slipped off onto the floor. Gemma found it and decided it made a nice cozy place to hide in.
No, this is not your bed.
With the straight stitching finally completed, I had to decide what sort of quilting to do. I did consider briefly that perhaps I might hand quilt it – but that idea was soon rejected. After all, how long would that take me to complete? Years, probably. How about some nice swirly free motion quilting? As much as I love the look, I’m not really very good at FMQ. I know, all it needs is practice, and even more practice to become proficient.
My final thought was to do some walking foot quilting, perhaps quilt some zig zag lines around each block? So I marked a few lines, and discovered that if I zigged and zagged into each corner it would make a star, of sorts. So that is what I’m doing, with each star being a slightly different because of the size and shape of the stitchery pattern in each block.
M is for Mouse
So I’m working away on this quilt, one block at a time. The back of the quilt is going to look quite interesting, with all these slightly different star shapes showing. I’ll keep plodding along, and hopefully will finish the quilting this week, wouldn’t that be great.