I am stitching in the ditch, which may seem like a very odd thing to do with dark red thread. But for me it is working, so far.
The red thread is not as obviously in your face as it was with the FMQ I tried yesterday, but it gives definition to the pattern of the quilt, especially when some of the more subtle fabrics meet.
I might not have made the right decision but it is the one I am going to have to stick with. I hope as I do more of the quilting it will bring it together more and more in a unified way.
The school play was a success last night. I can't show photos due to the presence of other children within them. Suffice to say the girls came away happy, and are looking forward to repeating the experience in a short while for another group of parents. I will be there again, this time pouring the tea and selling the mince pies. And watching my girls too, of course.
I got some happy, unexpected post today too. I lovely block from Kirsten, all the way from Australia. Kirsten was one of the members of the Modern Christmas Tablerunner Swap and made this for her partner. I love the colours she used and have always liked the star pattern. So she sent me one as a gift. Which was so kind of her and I have the perfect Christmas use for it on our coffee table.
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I think the quilting looks great, I like the red in the ditch! Kirsten's tablerunner is so pretty and I like the red candle :)ReplyDelete
I'm sure the stitching in the ditch will work fine, stress not! Love your happy mail, and hope round 2 of the performance goes well :o) (don't eat too many of the mince pies ;o) )ReplyDelete
Susan - have confidence in you decisions ! It is going to look brilliant! What a great idea to lift those quiet fabrics and give your block greater definition!ReplyDelete
I think the red in the ditch stitching is looking really good and it'll look great when you've done enough to really see the effect :)ReplyDelete
Ooh, I can't wait to see how it turns out! Gorgeous star block (red candle for me)! And enjoy the 2nd performance.ReplyDelete
Good choice, stick to yours guns Broad Susan. xxxReplyDelete
Your ditch quilting is disappearing nicely on the front, and I'm sure following the pattern is going to look gorgeous on the back too :-) Glad the girls had a good night, hope todays is even better.ReplyDelete
The stitching in the ditch looks great! Good choice! and a good way to give definition to your quilt.ReplyDelete
red candle i think ,stick with the ditch looking good !!ReplyDelete
beautiful gift for you !!
Good Choice. I think it will be both bold and subtle so stick with it.ReplyDelete
It's now time for you to show your quilt whose boss! You'll win this and I am sure it will be worth it! Love your candlemat!ReplyDelete
oooo, lovely gift you have received! I am also doing a quilt at the moment where the back is a bit of a disaster, but the front looks fabulousReplyDelete
I think in the ditch is the perfect choice. Those fabrics can still show themselves off and your quilt will have the definition you want. It'll all come together - just you wait and see!ReplyDelete
Get that quilt done and tumbled and then you can smile :)ReplyDelete
Great pressie and hurrah for mummy-volunteers x
What a lovely gift! Your ditch quilting is looking fab from here! Keep going girl! JxoReplyDelete
Love the idea of the dark red ditch quilting - you're a genius! I bet it looks great really! Hope you got free tea and mince pies in return for helping!ReplyDelete
Chill. The quilting looks great and will look even better after that first wash. You are doing fine. Btw I like the red thread.ReplyDelete
It would have never occurred to me to use a contrasting thread to stitch in the ditch, but I really like it! Excellent work, Susan! And let's hope there was no eye-poking in round 2!ReplyDelete
Looking good. I just quilt with white cuz I'm boring, but I will give this contrasting idea a go in the futureReplyDelete