|vaguely following the chalk lines|
|sketching it out in chalk|
My dilemma was keeping the quilting pattern fairly open.
|I thought that a stem coming from the corner would look odd, so I changed it to a curly-Q|
Another open space to decide on.
I finally chose to go with more feathers and swirls to repeat the design in the borders. I ditched all around the center and the outer borders.
My only rules were to avoid the "Crown Royal" letters and try to keep my spacing uniform. Sometimes being repetitive can be such a blessing! (at least in my long-arm world)
This took 3 days to quilt because I still have swelling and a dull ache in my ankle when I stand on it for long periods of time. Soft tissue damage can certainly take a long time to heal.
I wonder if the one that I am making this quilt for would have given me a couple of what goes into the bag.... would the quilt have turned out different? Would I have been calmer...
or just hungover.
The top and bottom borders have a very simple pattern forming an X.
My helper was napping. I didn't want to wake him and so it's not a very good picture of the whole quilt.
|I like the back as well as the front. Now I just need to get my binding on and it is FINISHED! That is one of my favorite words.|
I linked this post to Judy Laquidara's design wall, Link a Finish Friday, Off the wall Friday, and also linked to Freemotion by the River's Linky Tuesday.
Be sure to go see the beautiful projects that others are working on!