I finally decided that I just couldn't keep the machine stipple quilting I did on the miniature basket quilt the other day. The stitches ran together and looked like mush so out it came. Using little stitches and silk thread that matches the background made it tricky to rip but with the aid of a magnifying glass I got it done. Here is what it looked like – you agree I am sure. Remember there is blue ink showing yet but that will all be removed when I finish the quilting. I echo quilted around the swags and really close to the feather quilting.
OK, next I decided to echo quilt around the flower motif. I echo quilted around the swags with a larger spacing and around the feathers with a small echo so the flower echo was quilted between those two sizes. I quilted all 4 corners then stopped and put it up to study some more before I continue. I do like the echo quilting so much better than the stipple quilting I did earlier. I am thinking of continuing the echoing in the rest of the spaces around the flowers.
See I told you I am taking my time doing this quilt but guess it is getting ridiculous with just a bit of quilting being done each day. Oh well, the important part is that I am liking the process and don’t feel pressured to do it quickly even though I do want to get it finished by next week when I have my shoulder surgery. If I get it done good and if I don’t that is OK too.
Maybe I can get some quilting done tomorrow afternoon. We are supposed to get some ice and maybe snow but I have to make a trip the Hastings first thing in the morning so hope it holds off until at least tomorrow afternoon. I can wish that we don’t get a storm but guess you can not control Mother Nature and we take what we get.