How does one count time spent quilting a top? Should I include the six hours I have spent ripping out? Erase the three hours I spent quilting the part I ripped out? This time it was not tension or the fault of the machine at all that led me to pick up the seam ripper...it was a woman's prerogative...I changed my mind about the design.
I just wasn't sure about what to do in the floral fabric border area...so I went to the default feathering solution. It just bugged me when I got done. Too much stitching...wasted in an area that really wouldn't show the work against the print of the fabric. In the middle of a Jazzercise class...the design solution came to me out of the blue. Love it when that happens. Finally ready to get re-started.
I finished another cross-stitch ornament. Only one more to finish the series of six.
I ordered the full set of Hoffman 1895, five-inch samples from Webfabrics and I want to pink all the edges. I bought a set of samples when Hoffman first came out with the 1895s but since then a whole lot of colors have been added! It was time to update...I do use these quite often when determining colors for quilts...kind of like having a paint chip set.
And I ordered another backing fabric from Sew Batik...a teal color for my storm at sea version. Love the Sew Batik backings. They have a loser thread count than the standard batik which is nice and soft for backings.
I'm anxious to get back to quilting!