One Big WIP for me this week. Yesterday, I started quilting the border of my In From The Cold quilt. I hadn't decided what to do with it ~ but just before I got out of bed that morning I thought of cross-hatching it (not sure if that's what that design is called) and I liked that idea. Sooo ~ I actually got out my Frixion pen and started marking the diagonal lines around the border.
My dilemma then was ~ do I do each line separately? or go back and forth? If I did them separately, I'd have to bury all those threads afterwards. If I did them back and forth, I'd be fighting with the quilt as I turned it in opposite directions. (I can't imagine how people do those bed-size quilts on their domestic machines!)
I opted for the back and forth method and, like I said before, it's a good thing I'm keeping this one because I can really see my stitches as I travel to the next line and it bugs me, but it's not being judged and that's a good thing! I may even just do the diagonals in one direction instead of cross-hatching it because I'm already tired of flipping the quilt around. :) We'll see ...
(what it looks like so far from the back)
This morning I started putting together a Shir-Crazy Wristlet that was ordered from my shop. I used a couple of the same fabrics as the Aragon Bag I made last year.
I finished it and mailed it out this afternoon.
I have an awesome friend, Cindy Nichols, who loves to do pottery ~ she made me this little sign out of clay and I have it hanging on the wall in my sewing space. I wrapped a length of selvage to cover the wire. I absolutely love it!
Linking up with WIP Wednesday.