One of the main goals I listed in the last quarter of the Finish A Long, was to finish my Snowflake Shimmer Quilt, from Yvonne's quilt a long. I got as far as the basting, but my main priority then switched to finishing the #behemoth, which really was my main priority all along.
The weather had definitely taken a dip the last few days, there was snow in Glasgow the other day. I know, Glasgow is in Scotland, I am in N Ireland, but Glasgow is a near neighbour, just across a little bit to the right and up a bit. What they get first we follow with soon after.
We have house guests the first weekend in December, and that is my target finish date, getting ever closer. So, to make a start.
The advantage of quilting after everybody else, is that I got to see what others' have done (here). Whilst not setting out to deliberately copy one specific quilter, I'll take a little bit from everybody. I really like the way Elm Street Quilts quilted the outer parameters of her quilt, so I've borrowed that idea. I have quilted the blue in the top left corner with straight lines, 1" apart. When I do the right hand top corner, these will cross hatch nicely at the top.
I'm using the same variegated quilting thread as in #behemoth. In fact I finished that spool of YLI quilting thread, and forgot to take note of the number when I went shopping to replace it. The new thread is slightly more teal. That's ok, it will all blend in together.
The plan was this morning to quilt this right hand corner, but I was at a Naked Wine Tasting last night and had a little lie in this morning. That's right, a naked wine tasting, but I think I was mis sold on the description. Everybody I saw had even had their coats on! We finished up having fish and chips in Michael Dean's restaurant at nearly 11pm, which seemed rather surreal. Strangely, we were able to get a table at that time of the night, the window table no less. We arrived home well after 1am and I actually thought my watch had stopped!
linking up with Lorna at Let's Bee Social