For those of you that have been following my blog for a long ...long time, might remember THIS quilt. The design is called 'Double Slice Layer Cake' quilt and its from Missouri Star Quilt Co.
I pieced this quilt in December 2012, and would you believe it, I had forgotten all about it. It was tucked away right at the bottom of one my UFO containers. I was on a mission these past few weeks cleaning out, sorting out and organizing all of my cupboards and rooms in our home. The last room I sorted out was my sewing room, and when I came across this quilt, I immediately set it aside, knowing that this quilt WILL be quilted next.
Basting this quilt took me a good few hours. I had to move the furniture away in my bedroom to clear a large enough space to pin baste it. It's quite BIG, measuring at 73 inches square. Luckily I am no longer afraid of quilting a large quilt on my home sewing machine. After I have finished my Summer Solstice quilt, I know its possible.
For this quilt I am going to keep the quilting simple. My aim, is TEXTURE. So I am quilting an all over flower meander design using a gold'ish colour thread. I think it blends in really well, and on every other dark piece of fabric the quilting shows up more clearly. I might add a bit of interest inside the narrow white border and quilt something completely different, but I am still deciding.
It is so nice quilting again after a few weeks' distraction.
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