Hand quilting creates its own little oasis of calm and solitude. I have been quietly quilting my red and white quilt, contemplating, amongst other things, a name for this baby.
The straight lines are 1/2" apart. Originally I intended cross hatching, but I think the quilting will be dense enough without that. In fact there is so much quilting in the white squares that feathered circle isn't very clear.
On my first circle (top right) I even did some 1/4" cross hatching in the centre. I've left it in for your interest only and will now undo it. Sometimes there can be too much quilting. I never thought I'd say that since I am from the school of more-is-more in the quilting department.
On another front, quilterie has been the recipient of a couple of sweet and generous gifts.
In the foreground is a small magnetic case for pins and needles. It was a surprise present from Jane for no particular reason. Gifts like these are the best of all; unexpected and generous. It means someone has been thinking of you. Thanks Jane!
Beneath and behind the needle case are 3 half yards of solids from Sharon and a lovely card. Sharon wants to make sure my Year of the Solids is not stymied by lack of fabric! Equally unexpected and equally generous. Thank you so much Sharon.
Now the plan is to go off and cut some fabric for an Amish style quilt top. I hope I have something to show you later.