Now that I've completed the Festive Mystery quilt (I'll post pics when I remember to take some in daylight), I'm turning my attention to getting on with mum's quilt. It has taken a great deal of willpower not to dive in and join in with Lynn's Country Charmer, which is just the prettiest scrappy quilt, but I have kept mum waiting far too long already for me to finish hers.
Those with the memory of an elephant may be able to cast their minds back to last May when I last worked in the quilt, and recall that mum chose one of QuiltSue's wonderful designs from her most excellent book, Pick Four.
To recap, mum, big sister Helen and I went to the Cotton Patch last Spring and chose fabrics to complement her curtains and carpet; I pieced the top, and am about two thirds of the way through quilting it.
Back to now, I've spent a couple of evenings continuing with the geometric infill of the cream sections. This is a right bloody faff, as I'm using the walking foot in order to keep the lines straight and the stitches even, and every time I turn a corner I have to manhandle the quilt round for the next run.
I'm about half way through, then after that I will re-do the daisies in the middle of the nine patches - I don't like them as they are, so I'll stitch in the ditch around each square of the nine patch and quilt a little daisy right in the middle. That's the plan - at the mo - anyway!
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