Today I have a little progress report on the "zig-zag-rainbow quilt" for you. (I should really think about a name for it - now that I write about my works, it makes all the more sense to actually name the projects 🙂 ) After having basted it on the terrace of my friends, and now that it is dry again, I could start quilting it. My first idea was to use organic wavy lines, so I started out with that in the middle of the quilt - the pink area.
It wasn't really what I was looking for :-/ I had a really hard time to manage the quilt and kept drifting somewhere far from where I wanted to go... maybe that hadn't bothered me too much if I hadn't decided on quilting in the same colors that the fabric is, i.e., pink on pink, red on red and so on. In addition to that, I thought that it would be clever to try and stay close to the seams, to fix the seam allowances with the quilting - so now I have all these tiny nooks all over the organic lines. So instead, I went back to my wavy/curvy/serpentine stitch an started quilting along the seam lines.
Afterwards I also started quilting the wavy lines in the middle of the HSTs, which makes a distance of approximately 4.7cm (~1.85") between the quilted lines. I've now quilted one half with the wavy lines on the seams and the brown and grey sections already have the "half-way quilting". Just ass an overview of the whole quilt I'll share the following picture again:
So what's left to do?
- add the half way quilting in the yellow, orange and red section
- push the undo button in the pink section (I liked the idea of Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl to think of the seam ripper as a undo button....I hope it is okay for you if I adopt that phrase?)
- quilt the top half on the picture above
Let's see how much longer that will take 😉
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