Monday, June 28, 2010
So I bought a bunch of thread, all colors matching the large solid rectangles, and I started quilting the rectangles.
I decided to alternate the direction of the lines to go along with the orientation of the appliqued smaller rectangle using a thread color that matches the background rectangle, but I don't think I like this ... sigh.
I'm not sure exactly why I'm not liking this but here are some theories: (1) It's too predictable. (2) I have to mark the lines so that they will be straight. (3) Sewing straight lines shows off every little place where the applique or block is not straight or square.
At this point I've only quilted one and a half rectangles, in addition to quilting in the ditch around all the sashing and borders which I do like. Well, actually it doesn't really show. It is just the "keep things as square and straight as possible" type quilting that is more related to good construction than aesthetics. It wouldn't take very long to remove the stitching on one and a half rectangles at this point. But maybe if I just persevere it will get better. I don't know. I'm going to have lunch and think about it.