I am very happy to be handquilting again! Other than a few stitches in the doll swap quilt I made I haven't been handquilting since May when I finished up my Crowfoot quilt. I have really missed it.
It's a bit warm to have all this quilt on my lap in the summertime but I open the window and let the cool evening breeze in.
I won't mention how I basted this quilt. I'll let the picture disclose how big of a chicken and how resistant to change I am. Now that wretched part is done and there is nothing but fun ahead!
I wanted to try a wide backing so there wouldn't be any seams in the back to quilt through. I couldn't find any that suited and so I ordered this Moda muslin wide backing. I am happy with it so far but it sure shows all the wobbly stitches on the back. Maybe this will force me to be a bit more careful!
So far I am just outlining the applique. I'm not sure how I'm going to quilt the rest - I hope it speaks to me as I go :0)
My quilt patis project continues to grow. I love the colors and the pattern emerging but I am finding it a bit controlled - I usually like things to be a bit more scrappy than this. When I run out of those aqua fabrics I will know I'm done.