I have been focusing exclusively on Moonglow, trying to get it quilted and ready for entry in our Oktoberfest Quilt Show next week!
There are 25 blocks total - 12 Log Cabin blocks and 13 Stars.....
Each star block is SID (Stitched in the Ditch) by FMQ (free-motion quilting) - which is NOT easy!!! I love doing FMQ with swirly, curly designs, but straight stitching in a ditch is a real challenge. I've ripped out more than I care to tell you about! I couldn't do straight-stitching with the walking foot, because this is a Queen-size quilt, and no way was I going to keep turning it back and forth, around and around. I honestly don't know how people do SID on a long-arm.
Then I'm doing a FMQ pebble design in the background areas to make the stars pop out. After all, they are the "Stars" of this quilt (pun totally intended LOL!!!) :*D
But, wowzers!!!! - this sure does take a lot of time to do!!!
The Log Cabin blocks are pure SID with a simple circle stitched in the black squares....again, not nearly as easy as it looks like it would be!
|Thankfully, this block is not crooked - it's just the way it is laying on my tabletop :*D|
I still have EIGHT more blocks to do - ugh!!!
And THEN I have all these dad-blasted borders to do something with!!!
Yes, folks, that's a LOT of border area to quilt!!!
I have a design in mind, and I'm hoping I'll have time to do what I want to do with it. But it means that I can't work on anything else until it's done. Wish me luck!!!!
Missing you all and looking forward to the end of this crazy Moonglow marathon!!!
Be back visiting with you all soon!!!
Hugs & Blessings!