The dice rolled 6, two weeks in a row, dictating which particular UFO I work on. Not that I’m complaining, it gives me a chance to hopefully finish up my Jingle Table Runner this week.
When I left this project at the end of last week, I had completed the top, made a pieced backing, using up some more festive fabric, and prepared the binding. Yesterday I cobbled together a couple of pieces of batting, and pinned the layers all together ready to quilt. And today I started, using my walking foot, quilting in the ditch between the larger embroidered pieces and the centre squares.
Quilting in the ditch
Deciding against quilting in the ditch between all those centre squares, instead I did lines of straight stitching using the foot as a guide. Yes, it’s certainly a bit more work with these extra lines each side of the seam line,instead of in the ditch, but I quite like how it turned out.
Stitching in a grid
All the straight line quilting in the centre panel is now completed. Tomorrow I’ll have to decide what to do on the stitchery panels.
While I was sitting at the machine, working away, our cat Gemma was determined to get inside the wardrobe. There are all sorts of things in here, summer clothes, and multiple crates with my sewing stuff. Opening the door for her, she soon settled down to snooze, curled up on top of some batting, all nice and comfy! She wasn't at all worried about the various items of clothing hanging down all around her. What a life, cats certainly like making themselves comfortable, don’t they?
Hiding in the wardrobe