Life has a way of getting in the way. Just when everything is running along smoothly, something comes along to mess up the routine. That’s when you just keep on living without worrying about life. You go with the flow. As they say in France, C‘est la vie! I realized early last week there wouldn’t be an opportunity to write a blog post. I also missed out on four days of Yoga with Adriene. My body was functioning with less sleep than usual. And, none of the things “getting in the way” had anything to do with quilting.
But, I am back writing this week, and I have some great photos to show of the FMQ I completed two weeks ago. I quilted the center embroidered blocks in the Sew Sweet Simplicity quilt. I started by echo quilting a line around the embroidery design, then filled in the remainder of the background area with stippling. Then, I quilted organic designs inside the embroidery motifs to evenly fill the block centers with quilting stitches. Here are photos of each block.
I prefer to bury my threads, so I spent a couple of nights last week watching my new favorite series on Netflix, The Doctor Blake Mysteries, while knotting and pulling the thread ends into the quilt sandwich. The show is an Australian television drama that first aired 2/1/13. Set in the late 1950’s in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, where Dr. Lucien Blake solves crimes. I recommend it to anyone that likes period dramas.
Here’s a look at the Sew Sweet Simplicity quilting to date.
Still lots of quilting to accomplish, so no expectations of finishing in time to enter in the AQS GR show. There are other shows, so I will have to set a new deadline to keep me on track to finish this quilt.
Until next time…Happy quilting!