The second quilt was a finished top in November 2013. I was just so afraid I would ruin this Spiral Burst bargello when I started the quilting. So, I kept putting it off. Last month I finally got the nerve to try it. I did use the seam ripper a lot before I decided on a final quilting design. It turned out well, I think.
I used a small wavy line and followed the flow of the quilt design. I used straight line quilting on the V-design on each side.
My only regret with this quilt is that it is lap sized. Had I known how pretty it would turn out, I would have made it a bed size quilt. Oh, well, a reason to make another, right? Sharon and I are planning on making another bargello by the same designer. Becky Botello's patterns are so easy to follow and making a bargello with a friend makes it fun and easy. Got these patterns from Craftsy.
The funny thing is that Sharon and I had picked the same colorway without realizing it. We both chose grays and pinks. Here are the fabrics for mine. This will be a queen size quilt.
Now, for my slow Sunday stitching. Last week I started the basket applique quilt. I ran into a problem. The applique is easy, but the placement of the basket on a small block was not so easy. I got the handle kinda wonky, too. See?
There was no placement guide with this pattern. I decided I would have to make one if I ever wanted to get them right. After all, there are 291 of these small blocks to applique. Here is my placement guide. I mounted it on card stock so that it would last a long time.
Hopefully, this will take care of the wonkiness. (Is that a word?) Hop on over to Kathy's Quilts to see what others are slow stitching today.