I have been busy the past month quilting – some progress, not as much as I would like but it is still possible to get this quilt done in time for the holidays. Now if I just was not working on so many other things.
I unrolled the quilt the other day to get photos of the border as I had forgotten to do that before I had rolled it to start quilting on the blocks. It took 3 photos but here is the border.
I am marking my grid with the blue wash out pen “Mark b Gone” I have had excellent luck with it and I am not concerned about leaving the ink in the quilt so long – I will not be spritzing it out as I go as the red and green colors could possibly bleed – the water would just be sitting there as it would be damp for awhile – in the washing machine you know there is a lot of water and color catcher’s – completely different story!
I use the white chalk pen from Fons and Porter for the red borders. That will brush out as I work and what doesn’t will wash out when the quilt gets tossed in the wash.
I am quilting on some of the applique – some of it is pretty thick though as I did not trim out the back fabric in all places – just didn’t think about it – so I am using a stab stitch which I am not used to and do not like on the thickest of the applique parts so all stitches are not created equal!
I am keeping up a progress report on my personal blog of this quilt if you wish to check it and I will periodically on this blog.