Before I forget my comments are all coming into my email once again and I don’t think I forgot to answer any questions the last couple days when I was having trouble with it but if there was a question I didn’t answer let me know.
Well I’m sure no one will be surprised when I say I started to quilt Diamonds are Forever already LOL – I really meant to hold off for a couple days at least and let my fingers rest up a little bit but I was too drawn to it as I started to draw out what I wanted to quilt. I am marking with the blue wash out pen that I never have trouble with. I do not intend to spritz the lines out as I go but wait until I am done and put in the washing machine and wash all the lines out at once.
This is what I am doing in the border area – a skinny “rope” type template in the plain border area and then a cross hatching of sorts in the white hexagon area – the color fabric will be done differently – probably an outline of the chain type of design. I am using Hobbs Heirloom 100% cotton batting with no scrim. ( I am not sure if it would look more “finished” if I put the cross hatching through the “rope” or leave as is)
This is one of the three threads that I used in Floral Fantasy – I had ordered another spool of two of the threads as I had thought I would run out and I didn’t so I m using this one for the Diamonds quilt – I have another full spool to use also and can order another if I need to.
I have the binding machine sewed down on the Floral Fantasy quilt and I started the hand stitching on it to the back. I have a half of one side done.
I think I had showed the backing at one time – maybe not? it is a very light gray print by Robert Kaufman I believe that I got on sale of course!
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