|The cat is reminding me how sharp pins can be. She approves of the job so far.|
I'm not usually drawn to such bold colours. I don't wash my fabric before piecing, so will see if the black runs into the lighter shades.
|Here's a look at the whole top. It's the size of a lap quilt.|
I've quilted it and at this point there are only 16 pins left in. I just need to play with design ideas first. I'll take additional pictures when it's fully finished. This quilt really helped me make headway. I was getting so frustrated with shredding thread while quilting that I felt pretty discouraged. I watched a video made by Barbara Shapel, who recommends using jeans denim needles. I'm finding that these needles poke through multiple layers and intersections much more smoothly. What a relief. That too may lead to more finishes this year. Thank you Barbara.