The melon wedges in the sashing were completed yesterday. I like my way of quilting a big quilt on my domestic machine because it allows me to move around and work on different sections. Everything was anchored with stitch in the ditch and then I decided to quilt the sashing.
Now that the sashing is done it is on to the blocks. I spent several hours doodling last night and this is what I came up with. It is a melon shaped feathered wreath. I will fill the centre with small stippling. This is the corner block so I will also quilt Barbara's name in it.
I think it complements the blocks and the feather border that I quilted around the block.
Here you can see a block with the centre stippled.
The direction of the melon wreaths will be alternated, one pointing to the right and the next to the left so when the top is quilted it will be something of a cross hatch.
Once the blocks are quilted I’ll finish the border with feather swags, or at least that is what I am thinking at this point. Again I did lots of doodling to come up with ideas.
Well I've a lot of quilting to do so I'll leave you with a few more close-ups of Mom’s embroideries; they measure 3" by 4" so they are small and very cute. The entire quilt will be shown after the quilting is done and the quilt is bound.
Old fashioned little grey bird
ButterfliesUntil I post again, happy sewing!