Makin’ Headway

August 9, 2011 § Leave a comment

Little Mister is with my parents for the week. He calls it Camp Mimi and Papa. I call it a much needed reprieve, though truth be told I miss him terribly and am ready for him to come home. I have one more day to be productive. I made certain the house was mostly clean and organized on Sunday so I could ignore it this week to sew. It’s been quite nice.

I’m making headway on this quilt that I blogged about in November. I’m almost finished with the quilting and am extremely happy with how it looks.

A close up view

I pressed all the seams open and initially was stitching “in the ditch”, except there wasn’t much of a ditch. After a few passes I took out those stitches and started sewing straight lines through the middle of each piece.

I always love an opportunity to practice my free motion quilting. After all, practice makes perfect. I outlined the leaves and stitched in the veins. The tree has a planned, stipple-like wave quilting and all the flowers outline the outside edge.

The quilt really looks great!  It’s well quilted but the quilting doesn’t take away from the overall design. I can’t wait to show you the finished product. I’m hopeful that I’ll finish the quilting tomorrow and get it bound by this weekend.

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