|Both in grey...|
|and a little bit of the stripe.|
A little bit of backing (well, really a whole heap of backing) from Sew Fresh Fabrics.
|The last block for this weeks Modern Sampler blocks|
|Can you see it?|
|What about the back?|
The other open areas of Lola's Medallion are slowly being filled up too. With a bit of stippling around the sketch...
|I've never felt comfortable stippling, but I think I've finally got the hang of it!|
I've learned that using the 100wt polyester thread means that if you're quilting over anything but white, it just blends right in. Good for when you want the texture but not necessarily the thread to be the focal point. I'm looking forward to throwing this in the washing machine and seeing all those yummy textures crinkle up. I have fully quilted three sides of the medallion - just the outer two borders to do on the fourth side. Running out of bobbin thread was not on the agenda!
In the stash department, I added these specials to my Sew Fresh Fabrics package - some Flea Market Fancy flower and dots - these are great to just throw into things to freshen them up, and some nice muted bike path dots.
and some new fat quarters from Spotlight...
Hand quilting is progressing somewhat slowly. I have been using my flash mechanical chalk pencil to mark these quilting lines. While it's tempting to measure out entire rows - I find the chalk gets smudged and disappears too quickly after a few hoop moves. But I have finished this little corner...
And have plenty more to keep me busy!
I'm quilting these lines 2" apart - I can always fill in later if I decide I want it closer.