I said to myself that I wasn’t going to blog any more progress photos of Vivian’s quilt until it was in the quilting frame… so, finally, here it is 🙂 I pieced this quilt in the little, tiny amounts of time that I can fit in between all this kid-ness around me. One early morning at the end of summer, all the children were sleeping in and I got the quilt into the frame and this little corner quilted. And then it sat, for two months. Lately I’ve been quilting with thick, lustrous perle cotton, but I imagined this quilt was too delicate and sweet to stand up to those heavy threads, so I started out with standard hand quilting thread. After doing this little corner with standard thread and standard background quilting, it seemed so, well, standard. I wasn’t excited to work on it anymore, and that is a sad state to be in. So it sat, while I ruminated on it. I have a plan now to include some perle cotton and a pattern that’s fun to stitch so I will want to work on it again.
The motion of hand quilting is so satisfying. I said to my husband, I always think my quilt tops are pretty before they are quilted, but once I start hand quilting them, they seem to come to life. Can’t wait to get going on this one again!