...since I posted anything about my alphabet stars quilt. My mistake for not sharing the progress I've made on it so far!
Over two months ago, I finished all the FMQ on the top. I knew from the start that I wanted fairly dense quilting and was planning on all of it being concentrated in the black spaces on the quilt.
After all, I reasoned, if I'm using black thread then my mistakes won't be terribly obvious! Brilliant thinking, right? But as I spent what felt like hours doing FMQ "straight" lines, I came to the sad realization that all this work was going to stay relatively invisible on the front. Head smack.
But, I plowed through and got it done working on and off through a long weekend. When I finished up, I knew immediately that the star centers needed some extra attention. In an hour, I went through the whole alphabet and did some FMQ flowers with white thread. I really like the loopiness alongside the straight lines!
So what the heck is taking me so long, you might ask? One final quilting element - I decided to hand quilt the inside of each star with variegated perle cottons in 6 different shades. I love the effect, but I am definitely a sloooow hand sewer.
At my speed, this will last the rest of the summer. But I think the effect is so worth it, I don't mind taking things easy! It's come on vacation with us, so maybe I'll get more than a few letters done sitting lakeside.
Enjoy your summer everyone!