Working on the small Bosham Church Project.
I've done this a little differently to my original quilt..
I decided to try a small blanket stitch. No 45 on the Janome Horizon, 1.4 stitch width, 1.5 stitch length. It looks OK, but I don't like it much. It's not as neat as I would like it to be.
By that I don't mean the Janome stitch which is fabulous… but the overall appearance and for the Original Quilt I need precision stitching.
I'm quilting the background on the turquoise in the same manner as I did on the main quilt. A random cross hatch.
I marked the fabric with a white marker….. approximately every 1"… that gives me a rough guide for the stitch line, it's easy to end up sideways……!!!! I want it to have movement. The whole Bayeux Tapestry is "wobbly" so I figure straight lines distract from the basic images.
When I get to the edge of the main applique, I often go around it…. (the roof for example on this piece) and in this case I have done so. I have a few tricks for covering stitches that skip off the edge and take your eye…"OOOh I've missed that part"
Once I've finished the vertical lines I will cross hatch.
The border will be quilted in circles like the roof of the Church. (free-motion)
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I give you so much credit for taking on a project of this magnitude. I think what you’re doing is so great! I can’t get over it. I haven’t been able to all the way back, so I’d like to ask you what made you decide to do this quilt?
Pam, you are simple amazing….i like what you are doing with the little church…i love your work….peg in ks
i meant simply…it is new years eve you know and need i say more…sorry…