People who truly love quilting for the fabric, the process (over & above perfection), the color, texture, and cheap therapy. Life is stressful. It's good to have random discussions about a quilt in the hoop and the thread on the floor.
It feels like a good day to link up to Kathy's Slow Sunday Stitching. I have been working on the hand quilting for my Antique Medallion rather sporadically, but there is a bit of progress to show now.
Cross-hatching in the center.
I tried to take a picture so you could see the actual stitching! I went with a very simple 1 1/2" cross-hatch design for the center of this quilt--something that wouldn't detract from the applique work. I already washed out the blue marker, so it's got that great crinkly look I love already.
Figuring it out as I go.....
As I work from the center out, I am trying to go with what seems to be the most obvious solution. You know, without getting all carried away with complicated designs! I'm not a huge fan of marking my quilts, but when it's necessary, I will grit my teeth and do it anyway. One of my previous quilts still has marking lines in it that refused to cooperate and go away! That was a bad month (or year), but I'm trying to be more responsible and test, test, test first. It's always a good feeling to feel like you've finally learned something.*wink