This quilt is just moving along so rapidly now – I actually sat down and quilted yesterday morning beside in the evening. I pushed through and got to the end of the border in the morning then spritzed out the blue lines and let it dry in the afternoon while I was out and about. Then I was able to roll it down late afternoon so it would be ready for the last border.
When I get the quilt down to the last bit I like to detach it from the back rail so that when I quilt none of that striped leader gets caught under the needle, now the top is just attached to the batting and the backing – I have the leader pinned to the batting and backing as I place things like my Ipad on it and don’t want it to fall. I will put the blue markings on the quilt as I go drawing about 12 inches at a time of the grid. The last row of the colorful squares will have the X in them.
I have Handful of Scraps out to work on today – I need to cut the border straight but before I cut I will sew on top of the area to hold all in place – these are hand stitched and I want to reinforce before it goes on the quilting frame this weekend. I have 5 bags of scrap batting to go through also – LOL – I’m sure I have enough, I will find the largest two or three pieces to put together and have the backing to stitch together as well – I will probably have to put two pieces together. I like to have the next quilt ready to go on the frame when I take one off – I hate the bare look of an empty frame in the room – even though I won’t sit to quilt right away I like to have it on the frame to look at it and really get a good idea of how I will quilt it. Linking to My Quilt Infatuation today.
Here is a close up of the area that needs trimming. I will sew a little less than a quarter inch from the edge.
All four sides of Hertfordshire are stitched but not attached to the center square – I will do that sometime soon when I am sitting watching the news or whatever but soon I will be busy with the binding of Murrieta Stars and that will be all the hand work I will do at that time so I can get done with it – I like to get my binding on right away not leave it sit for months.