Nose to the grindstone again – now I get to work on Isabelle’s quilt.
It reigned over my display wall until I needed the space for the baby quilt – and now it’s back. I’m busy trying out butterflies…… just a few to applique on. I have several different layouts, and Corinne and I will decide on the best one, then I will start sewing.The butterflies were Isabelle’s wish, but I think they really add life and movement to the quilt.
I’m piecing the back as well – off centre lotus panels with green dragonfly borders…….and then I will begin the quilting.
In Kuwait, I talked to Tracey Periera about basting and stabilizing a quilt on a longarm. I will follow her method when I do this quilt. If it’s all basted together, then you can do all the areas with one thread at the same time, and cut out all the changes.. or a lot of them, anyway. I want to begin with the crane panel and work my way out as I have a hard time envisioning what will look best on the borders when the centre isn’t done yet.
This is going to be fun…. but I have a deadline – I want it finished before i leave for Canada on the 15th of June,