Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Quilting the Dresden Plate Quilt
Working on my oldest daughter's quilt while I wait for some tops coming in the mail. Trying to catch up on housework this week as my middle daughter had a temperature all weekend. Besides the short stint to the quilt show it's been a pretty uneventful weekend. Grocery shopping, cleaning, catching up on the boring, but necessary things in life! ;)
I really love how this is coming along. I am still going back and forth as to how I'm going to quilt the sashings. I love my feathers but this quilt is for my daughter so I want something that feels young. I was thinking maybe some of those fancier modern feathers? If you could see the quilting from the back it has a very whimsical, kind of, fantasy flower feeling happening. I was nervous using such a contrasting thread on the back. I bought a thread that blended but it was too dark and you could see the purple through the holes the needle makes. So I just went ahead and did neutral tan for bobbin and top. I think it looks pretty good! Definitely the best pebbles I've been able to do on the long arm to date.