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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Beginning the quilting

A couple of weeks ago, I posted about another Drunkard's Path quilt I was planning to finish after letting it languish for over a year. I've now put all of the blocks together and decided that borders on this one just don't add anything to the effect I want. So for the past couple of days I've been doing the very boring stabilizing quilting, which amounts to ditch quilting all of the blocks. Ugh. Where's the fun in that? Even worse, I was using invisible thread, which I don't like but which was the only logical choice with all of the different colors in these blocks.

Today, however, I began the fun part! Yay! I've just finished doing the first set of wedges, which are all going to be done with petal shapes to suggest flowers. I'm using a King Tut thread I've had forever and which is in lovely taupes that seem to blend quite well with the fabrics in these sections.

2 comments:

  1. The ditch quilting may be boring, but it sure helps to stabilize the quilt so you can be more creative - it is a necessary evil!
    Your quilt is looking wonderful, and I love the "petal" quilting.

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    1. Oh, I do agree with you about the stabilizing, Susan — but it really is boring. Thanks for looking and commenting! :)

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