I made very good progress with my Goddess quilt. During the past week I started stitching all the outlines and this morning she was ready for me to start quilting.
When I started adding the rays, I made a slight mistake when I travel stitched my way back to get to the next ray of light, and went completely off the line. I hate ripping out, so I tried to travel stitch a few times over that same line to correct my mistake, and it worked out really nicely. I liked the effect so much, that I did it with all the rays. It makes them stand out even more. It did take longer and I used more thread but I think it really looks good.
I still have to quilt the part in the ocean, and of course add the phrases but I will get to it.
I was so eager to start quilting inside the rays, that I never marked where I should quilt, so when I started quilting the second ray, it was completely the wrong one. I can't undo this mistake, the stitches are just too small, and with all the travel stitching it would be impossible to rip it out. So it will have to do. So I decided to take a break, and to carry on when my mind is clear.
I really like the mctavishing design, its the first time I've tried it, all I need to try is to make the lines a bit more wiggly but I think the scale looks good.
This might sound silly, but have you ever paid attention to your 'face', especially your mouth while you FMQ? Today I found myself SMILING as I was busy stitching out the design inside the rays....... :-) I guess its a way my body and mind wants to show that it approves, he he he
I am linking up to: FMQ Friday with Leah Day, Find a friend Friday @ Sew Many Ways
On a SAD note... My parents left this morning after a two week visit, and saying goodbye is always hard. It felt like yesterday when they arrived, it was so nice having them here... I will miss them so much. Goodbyes, I HATE them!