I have worked very hard and finished all the grey quilting. Straight line quilting of course. I have quilted along a straight line right through the centre of the blocks on the diagonal. Actually the blocks are pieced looking diagonal. If I quilted diagonal, then would the quilting be straight up and down.
Anyhow, I digress. I have quilted from corner to corner, spreading out. The first line of quilting is through the diagonal centre of the block. Then 5 lines of straightish quilting either side, the natural width of the foot apart. This uses the last line of stitching as a guide for the next line. The thread is a variegated grey thread, a Gutterman cotton thread.
The outside part of each block is left quilting free. My negative space. I like negative space. It is quiet. I don't feel the need to fill every available space in either my quilting or my scrapbooking. Less is more. If only my cupboards followed that brief.
All I have left to do now is the purple diagonals. In my wisdom I actually thought, I can do it in the reverse for a change. Duh. It would look exactly the same no matter which corner I started at! I have the same Gutterman thread but in a purple variegate. I love using these Gutterman threads, they are not specific quilting threads, just standard cotton thread, but I love how they sew.
And then my binding. I really want to bind this in spot, the same spot as I usually have. In my stash I have a nice black and white Rose and Hubble spot, surprise surprise. I do have a grey, but it is too much of an open weave I think for binding, and in any case, I don't have enough of it. Black it is.
My goal is to finish this for next Friday. We are off for a walk with friends to a forest park, which is next to a castle and a fort. As they so often are in Ireland. With all the grey granite stone I think I could get some good photos. And there will be some folk to hold up the quilt. Providing of course it doesn't rain.
linking up with Busy Hands Quilts and Not Finished Yet Friday