Now I had to find something to quilt. Not a problem. First up is the quatrefoil quilt ( I have already been straight line quilting Postcards).
I decided to quilt loops or circles in the blue quatres (?) of the windows. It really didn't work in the pale blue, the navy is far too strong. I have a limited amount of aurifil quilting threads. It is very good quality but at the pricy end of the spectrum. As I never considered I did proper quilting, I wasn't too worried. Now I am "proper" quilting, I need proper thread. I have navy, yellow and for some reason a red, white and blue thread. Why on earth did I ever buy that? I also have some blue variegated thread and some green, but I think they are too thick for my domestic machine.
So, using my massive powers of intellect, I used the navy thread in the windows that had navy views. Some of my circles are a little skew wiff , not quite circular, but not bad for a first attempt.
Next up I did some navy wavy lines through the black window frames. So far so good. It has all worked well, and the navy behaves itself on the black backing.
Now it becomes a little more complicated. The pale blue with the navy quilting looks a mess, like a small child was scribbling. I feel a little unpicking may be in order here.
I have some proper quilting thread that goes from cream to taupe to fawn, I am thinking of using it in the white background. This is all new to me. A whole new exciting window has opened! I will see my grandson, and his mum and dad, in mid July. Looks as if I might be on for a finish!
And a word of warning, I will be reading everybody's blogs now looking for quilting tips.
linking up with Sew Fresh Quilts and Let's Bee Social
linking up with Cooking Up Quilts and Main Crush Monday . Beth has a beautiful epp quilt featured in her blog this week.