I am officially halfway finished with quilting the Splendid Sampler. Needless to say, I haven’t been sewing at all. I’ve been trying to come up with some different quilting designs in as many blocks as I can. Just as I shut down tonight, I realized I haven’t even done some easy ones, like meandering circles.
I think my favorite from this evening was the swirls in the top right hand picture here. It’s not perfect, nothing fancy but I like it because it just came to me and wasn’t something I saw in a book as a pattern. For the most part, I have been spending just a few minutes analyzing each block as I come to it and deciding what I want to do on it.
My overall plan is to quilt the neutral areas to make the rest of the block pop. I did try my hand at some “mini McTavishing” as I’m calling it – for instance on the house with the cloud overhead. Not too much but then again it’s hard to overquilt a 6″ block. I’ve been doing a lot of stitch in the ditch to outline any shapes. Sometimes I get it right on the seam…and sometimes I don’t!
I have a friend who made a quilt for her newest baby. She asked if I could help her finish it up. We’re figuring out dates when she can come over to quilt it so that will be a lot of fun!
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Your quilting is looking great. Looking forward to seeing more.
You are having TOO much fun with this!!! Have some more!! You are inspiring me; I never know what to do for the quilting, so this will help me a bunch.
Oh my oh my! This quilting is going to really make your Sampler Splendid!!! I’m tired just looking at it……lol:)!
Haha! I don’t have any pressing projects so it’s been nice to take my time on it.
Your quilting is going to be great! I live the house and the block next to the house on your post the best! I’m glad you decided on custom quilting. I can live vicariously through you. Isn’t having a friend over great? Last weekend I had a friend over to quilt her quilt she started over 10 years ago!! She got it done!
That’s awesome! Having friends who share the fun makes it double the fun!