Well you know me once I get the bit between my teeth I can't stop
So last night I ploughed on with quilting the 'Dancing Snowflakes' for my Four Seasons winter effort.
Why is it so difficult to get the lighting right to get a decent photo of quilted texture?
For the centre I decided to quilt along the landscape features and then in the ditch for the skinny borders.
Then on the white border I left the writing standing proud and flattened the area round it with mini stippling.
Finally on the outer hourglass border I'm leaving the dark triangles puffed up and flattening their neighbouring white ones. Then on the interspaced blue squares I've marked diagonals and am doing the opposite to the white and grey blocks. Instead of stippling on these triangles I'm just quilting fine parallel lines less than an eighth of an inch apart - a bit long winded but I love the effect I'm getting with it.
I'm only part way round this last border, said it was long winded didn't I?, as I had to give up once my eyes started to water with tiredness late last night - no point pushing it and making a mess - there's always tonight.
Then it'll be just the binding and the label and that's Winter done with :o)
Would that the English weather would take the same journey! This morning Nick asked me if it was really 8.10am when he was ready to set off for school as it was still so dark and dreary. At the moment some days it's so grey it doesn't seem to even get properly light.
Roll on spring and summer :o)