Well, my update on my Sew into Solids project for this week is not as advanced as I had hoped to be sharing.
Who knew that the biggest challenge I would face in the making of this quilt, would turn out to be the quilting? This week I managed to piece the backing and get the quilt basted, but I've gone no further. I just can't seem to decide on the best way to quilt it.
I face a few obstacles in quilting this design. A big one to consider is the bulk created where multiple seams intersect - I want to avoid quilting through those spots as the risk of messy, jerky stitching or thread breakage is more than likely. I think knowing that whatever quilting I chose will be more prominent because I'm quilting solids has me really wanting to get this right. Mistakes will definitely be more obvious!
Now, I'm not a fan of "stitch in the ditch" quilting - so I'm not going with that and I will readily chose curvy stitching when dealing with a quilt pattern that is full of straight lines (which this top has in abundance!), but I'm still in a quandry. What will best complement these blocks? Do I go with loops, long curvy lines, waves, swirls or even concentric circles or.....??? Any thoughts or suggestions?
While I deliberate over how to quilt this I may just work on the pillowcase I'm making from the scraps to go with this quilt. Sometimes, shifting my focus helps me sort out a problem.
Better yet, ... let's go see how Jane did this past week with her quilt! Then I'm off to see more progress from other members... you can see the latest pics from all of us on our Flickr group (click the button below).