I actually have got a lot of quilting done this weekend- I am at the stage where I can see the light at the end of the tunnel, and that motivates me to keep going. The time flew by this afternoon, I couldn't believe it when I looked at my watch this afternoon and it was five o'clock.
I am loving the texture and movement of this pattern (from Charlotte Warr Anderson's One Line at a Time, Encore). I'm loving even more that it looks complicated, but is really pretty easy to do, especially after the first set of lines is laid down. And I am so happy that I decided to use variegated thread for the second set of lines!
It is hard to see in a photo, but I have extended quilting with the colored thread into part of the black 'border.' It is subtle, but I wanted to blend the hand dye into the black, and the threadwork gives me the effect I wanted. On the first photo, you can see one part where only the first set of lines is done, and another where both sets are complete. Makes a difference, doesn't it!
I'm also trying to decided how to crop the black once I get the quilting done. This is my first inclination- pull it in tighter on the sides and top, and leave the bottom as long as it is. Like this--
What do you think?
I want to get this done quickly, so I can get back to my Tangled Textiles piece that is due mid-March. I already have a pretty good idea of what I want to do, it's just getting beyond this so I can concentrate on it!
Now I'm off to watch the Oscars-- have a good week, all!