As I start my fourth month of Passion 48, I really wanted to take time on the quilt, so I could reflect on what I’ve done and where I’m going. Since I strayed so far from the original pattern (buy it here), and since this is my first quilt, I’m being careful on what my next steps are.
In order to slow down the quilting process, I decided to add some hand quilting around the Dresden plates. I thought the black embroidery thread would help the shapes pop off the strong print background, as well as add a decorative embellishment to what is otherwise a simple design. I decided to do three echo lines around each shape.
I’ve found the quilting extremely relaxing. I find myself stressing a little bit when a sewing machine is involved in the process (I’m getting better as I go, but I still worry about destroying my hard work with a wrong stitch!). It’s a nice hour to spend each week just sewing in silence. Hopefully by the time I have all my quilting done, I’ll know what I’m doing for the border.
If you’ve missed my first blogs, read my January, February, and March blogs. Are you following along with our staff’s projects? See details about Passion 48 here and keep coming back every week to see everyone’s progress.
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