I took the plunge last night and UNquilted the 5 Baptist fans I had at the bottom edge of this. Yes--I love them as much as the next girl, but I think it was too dense for this (that means it would take too long to finish!).
Here is a picture of my progress on this little number (42" square). The first dark square on point is just lacking 3 leaves from being finished:
Saturday, September 1, 2012
The Grandmother's Flower Garden is ready to hang on the wall! Fresh from the magic that happens to a new quilt in the dryer!
From the diagonal line side:
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Ivy could come over and play today, so she started her machine quilting. She carefully laid out the ironed backing, batting, and top. She carefully pinned an all-over grid. She carefully machine quilted in the ditch around the star inner border.
Saturday we will *carefully* machine quilt diagonal lines in the blue squares. She is a careful quilter. I should know...I am, too, and I am teaching her!
We got back from Ohio last night...sunburned, sniffly, and exhausted. Glad to be sleeping in our own beds again!! Be it ever so humble, there's NO place like home. I like visiting others, but am always grateful to be back in my own little castle.
My son, Ben, drove all the way there and back, so I had plenty of time to read and hand quilt. I read a whole book on the way up and a whole book on the way back. I hand quilted for several hours MOST of one day there. I went to Jo-Ann Fabrics 4 times!! There isn't one near my house, but there was one 4 minutes from my parents' house. I got a great machine quilting book. I will be sharing from that later.
Here is what I got accomplished as far as the hand quilting.
My Grandmother's Flower Garden wall hanging is finished (the hand quilting, that is!). I am going to machine quilt in the border (because one would not see it anyway) and add a hanging sleeve, hopefully today.
In the first picture, I had one row of straight line quilting to do. Can you find the "space"? It runs left to right (mostly) across the purple, red, and blue flowers.