Sunday, January 23, 2011
Ready for Quilting
Saturday was a quiet day at the house, hubby was in Kansas City at the KC Royals Fanfest. It was a road trip with three friends and our son. The report was a wonderful time---a guy thing. Anyway, back at the homestead I was able to quilt all day---loved it. I've been working on a quilt for a Challenge/Contest in March. The idea has been in my head for quite a while, but time has not been on my side, so Saturday I set of goal to finish the quilt top. YEA!! I did it.
The quilt top and I are taking a rest for about two weeks before I start quilting. Quilting is causing me some concern. The top will be machine quilted, but just what I want to do and with what type of threads I'm not sure. Time to think, research and just look at the top will help me decide.
Tip---taking a photo of a quilt top can help you see problems and gives you a perspective that is difficult to see just viewing the top as your stitching. Notice the red piping on the right side corner disappears. I've since taken that little section apart and made the correction. Photos can be helpful when making a quilt top and trying to decide placement too.
This little top is 16" square and I plan to used black backing and binding, that much I have decided. It doesn't even have a name and I usually name my quilts while I'm making them. This little quilt has become a real challenge---and that's a "good thing". Wishing you a wonderful Sunday and Happy Quilting!