Friday, December 14, 2018

All ready to quilt!

     The colorwash is all basted and chalk line marked for quilting. I have the thread, the machine, and not the time. I used the padding stitch that Wanda showed. Youtube is again my friend teaching me how to do it. Because I am quilting out the diagonal, I did the basting in two directions forming a grid on the quilt. I used chalk for the lines. 
     After a lot of deliberation, I chose to use a sketch I made of short diagonal lines out from the center in three concentric squares. Of course, I can't find the sketch to photograph it, so I will just have to quilt it and show it. I did not want to stitch in the ditch and call attention to the squares. I thought of curved lines radiating out, but nothing in the quilt is curved. Then I noticed that the light spreads from the inside out in short burst diagonals that are not all even and sketched it out. That is what I mean when I say I let the quilt tell me how to quilt it.

Detail of padding stitches and chalk lines.


Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I think the quilting will be great on this quilt, when you are done with it. Radiant.

Debbie said...

I like it. You should get some different texture with this motif!

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

That sounds really pretty! My go-to on a pieced-square top is simple straight lines down the center of the squares - boring, I know - but it bypasses all of the points where the squares meet and makes the squares look like they are pieced at half-size - ;))

Mystic Quilter said...

Good idea for the quilting design Linda, are you going with one colour thread or a variegated?
Hope your appointment went well.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Congratulations on the progress. The quilting will happen all in good time - don't rush it!