Friday, January 3, 2014
Rolling Stone update
So far I have 12 blocks made, and it would be ok to leave it as it is, but I am thinking I will make another 8 blocks, then I can actually use it on a bed.
At this stage people start asking me how I am going to quilt it, and of course, I have no idea. Probably cross hatch in the ditch on the sewing machine. Or, I could use my new favourite method, which is the "big stitch" quilting with perle 8 cotton. Depends on how far I put it down the "to do" list once the top is complete. Time will tell.
My other New Year project, the hand pieced Rose Star, now has 2 blocks made. I have chosen the fabrics for the next one, but stopped there. We had the hottest couple of days at New Year, I really felt like doing nothing. Then we had a little cool change, and got out my hand quilting for a little while just because I could! Normally I would not contemplate hand quilting this time of year, but I would quite like to get this one quilted by the end of February.