Check out many other Works in Progress at the Freshly Pieced blog! I meant to have my yellow leaves quilt done by today, in fact, by yesterday, but whatever. I spent a good chunk of Saturday watching the last season of Star Trek The Next Generation and making endless loops around this thing.
I ran out of episodes of Star Trek TNG and yellow thread. I considered biking to the nearest quilting store – but instead switched to gold thread – and to Arrested Development. I went through at least 5 spools of yellow thread – and yes, that means I had 5 spools of yellow thread in my house. I went to take a picture of my empty spools, but the cat attacked them.
I hemmed and hawed on filling all the empty white space with echo quilting, but I’m glad I did. Initially I thought I would gradually open up the echoes – make them farther and farther apart (and thus doing less work) – but I didn’t like the way that looked and ended up having to go back through everything again. I worried it would be too stiff, but all the fabric is vintage sheets, so while it has weight to it, it is very soft and the texture is, to me, dreamy.
If I had to do it again, I would probably draw out more where I want the echoes to go – I’m not totally satisfied with the random traveling of the echoes across the quilt.
That is a lie – If I had to do it again, I’d probably do it random again, since I hate planning out quilting. However, If I was giving someone else advice, I’d tell them to plan it out.
I want to do another quilt covered similar to this – this time with pink because I have about 15 spools of pink thread to use up.
And I just got a bunch of bags of old fabric from my Eleanor – who is awesome! I washed it in the last few days and here is some of the stuff I’m most psyched about.
Any thoughts on what do do with it?