Thursday, December 8, 2011
Quilting Quodlibet...Oh Baby!
This quilt has bested me more than once, so I scooped it up and weighed it. Seven pounds - just like a full term baby! It took just as long to make. This has been an upper body workout, so the word "labor" or the biblical "travail" seem fitting - complete with the gnashing of teeth when I had to rip! At least I don't have to get up at night to change it and feed it.
I've finished the horizontal ditch stitching so I can now begin some diagonal lines, squiggles, stipples and FMQ leaves. This quilt offers many options! It will continue to get easier and more fun - as I remove more (accursed) safety pins. I hope to pick up speed soon, because this is to be a Christmas gift...and yes, that's THIS Christmas! :)