I think I have finally settled on what designs I am quilting on the Bow Tie quilt. It took awhile as it does sometimes. I don’t want to over do it on the quilting. I want to keep it simple yet there are some fairly good size areas to work with. I had already been using this larger stencil for some of the spots – I was using half of it in some places and the whole thing in others(although those had not been quilted yet) then when I was looking through my container of stencils (a cardboard box folded in half and taped down to hold them flat) I found a smaller version of the same stencil. That will work also.
The smaller stencil will be turned a little bit and then it fits in the areas you see below. The larger stencil I will use in various ways – the whole thing, a half, and three quarters. There will be outline quilting 1/4 of an inch inside of pieces and on the large bow ties another half inch inside from that 1/4 line also. I don’t know if you can see how I did it on the large pink color tie but it is there. I used my blue wash out pen to draw some out right now so I would see how it looks but from now on I will just draw them as I need them and then most likely wash them out as I get done with the quilting each day – makes for nicer photos
Quilting group had been cancelled the last two Friday mornings – I have lost track – I think it was the last two. Should be held today- I will go and see and work on my binding – only one side of Joseph’s Coat is left to do!! I know we don’t meet the Friday after Thanksgiving and then it seems like it is not real regular in meeting until after Christmas as people are off doing other things. I will try to get a good photo of JC – but one side is left to do so it won’t be completed – I also want to get a photo after it is washed and dried.