As I have mentioned more than once, I don’t usually pre-plan my quilting designs. I know that many people do, but it’s just not my way of working. So I got the Harvest Moons quilt ready to go and pretty easily figured out what I wanted to do…until I came to the crescent parts!
Quite a few sections like this and I didn’t know what to do with them.
Thought about pebbles…random meandering…echoing the curve…outlining each crescent piece…nothing seemed right and all seemed like it would mean a big wrestling match with the quilt. After a little thought, I had a Duh! moment. The quilting was simply outlining the geometrics in the print and it seemed like something similar would be perfect for those spaces.
Yes, there was some wrestling, but I guess you can’t avoid that when doing a large quilt on a small machine! And it actually went very quickly.
Tomorrow’s job will be label, binding, sleeve and deciding if this is something that should go in the January exhibit! And I thought I was done with those exhibit thoughts………….need to make my selections and stick with them.
Anyway, this will be done tomorrow and that means moving on to another new—oh, no-no-no–older project. I have several of those scrap baby quilts left to quilt. They are ready to go and looking at me with guilt making colors! Better get them done, even though there are no babies on the horizon. They will find a new home, though, but that can’t happen until they are finished.
ONWARD to finishing!