I have been not so steadily plugging away at the hand quilting on the Bow Tie Medallion. I think I put in so much time on the Joseph’s Coat quilt in October that I got tired of quilting! I have a feeling that the rest of this year I will not get a lot of work done on this quilt – it certainly will not be moving as quickly as some of them do. One problem I am having is that the backing fabric seems to be “tough”. It is not a batik. I did not pre-wash it as I had a problem with the original fabric I was going to use – when I prewashed it, it shrank. I didn’t want that problem once again so with this one – now I will pay for it by bending needles and changing needles constantly and generally not feel like quilting it! I will finish it of course – just not quickly.
These sections have gotten quilted in the last week and a half about:
This much left to work on before I can give it a couple cranks down and get to new sections. I will have to try to stick to it – I do not want this quilt to take 10 months to quilt like I have done in the past. It felt so good this year to get two queen size quilts done on the frame and I would love to get this one done by spring and get another one out of the stack to put on here.
Yesterday for a short while I got the Common Bride quilt out of the basket and the fabric that I had collected up this fall for it. I’m looking through sorting and deciding colors for the 24 star blocks that go around this inner medallion. I would like to get started on making them this week. It will be a nice change now and then from getting the Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses put in place in their rows.
Did any of you venture out for Black Friday shopping here in the states? I don’t – I can’t stand shopping in crowds and there is nothing I want that badly that I will go shopping on Thanksgiving night or 5 AM or whatever times the stores open. I have never, ever shopped on Black Friday! I do admit to sitting at the computer though on Friday and finding some good deals and even ordered a few things – that is the way I tend to do most of my shopping.