Well first I need to clean the machine, oil and change needle then maybe I will be ready – I pinned basted the baby quilt yesterday and really didn’t do a whole lot else – put it down to a couple poor nights sleep. I do not know if I will work on it this weekend but it is ready for me whenever I am ready. It shouldn’t take long to do. Straight lines but I am not sure how dense they will be.
I had found 5 yards of a neutral from Hancock’s of Paducah awhile back for 3.99 a yard and grabbed it – glad I did these very light stripes will work out great for the backing of this little quilt and leave me with plenty for another project.
I got almost all of the papers out of Handful of Scraps – I had left them all in until now – I decided to remove all but the outside two rows before I attached the red hexie flower – a lot more to attach but I did get that part done. Although I have been enjoying this quilt and the accuracy of the papers I think I still like regular hand piecing more – I don’t care for printing the fabric out through with the printer as I had done with some projects with Inklingo – I almost think I prefer to draw lines around more than anything if I will hand piece – I always have trouble with my printer it seems and I never get the freezer paper to stick to the fabric well enough when using Inklingo although plenty of quilters do not have a problem with that, I have followed the instructions to a T but still have problems with it unless I use batiks which stick really well to freezer paper and go through the printer easily. I find regular quilters cotton do not stick well enough on freezer paper and go through my printer with ease. I do not know if I will do EPP again for a large project but I will finish this one with it as I started and easiest to continue that way in my mind. Maybe I continue to need more practice but I do love the flexibility of no papers at all so far the best. I find it interesting to compare stitching methods and decide which works best for me.
This area of The Final Frontier was worked on Thursday night -linking to Tweety Loves Quilting today.
And this part was being worked on Friday night. It is going rather slow – almost 30 hours of hand quilting work already in this quilt and it is much harder to tell the progress on this quilt with it being on point but I think when I roll this part down that it will possibly be a quarter of the way done or will be the time after that when I roll it down.
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