Well I don't like to spoil you with a finish too often but I have one today.
Now this is the kind of quilt that people knock out on a Saturday afternoon and it's just the teensiest bit shameful that women have conceived and given birth in the time I took to complete it but my Lark quilt is done.
In the end I took quilting inspiration from Hadley's Across the Seas quilt. Funny to think that we were just finishing those up this time last year...
Anyway I digress. The quilting is circular ripples emanating from one corner. My idea was to have soft undulating quilting in contrast to the angular patterned fabric squares. I seem to like circles at the moment. I read somewhere that if you have circles in your home decor, they are de-stressing.
I drew around a plate in one corner and echo quilted until I reached the opposite corner. Quilting wasn't without its incidents. When I got to the centre and the quilt became more difficult to manoeuvre through the throat of my machine, I thought I would turn the quilt around and start from the opposite corner and have the ripples meeting and crossing over in the middle. I can feel Trudi wincing.
The huge risk is obviously that there would be some bunching....and yep, I committed quilting suicide and that's exactly what happened. So a day of unpicking later, I was able to finish the quilting and bind it in a couple of the Amy Butler FQs which Helen sent me earlier this year.
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