Sunday, March 18, 2012

National Quilting Day-after

Some quilt related activity did happen here on National Quilting Day.  There was some cutting and stitching, but mostly it was UN-quilting.
Removing the Echo Shell quilting seemingly took almost as long as quilting it!  I'll be setting off shortly to get a spool of replacement thread and restart the quilting process. 

In the UFO trifecta I'm attempting this month is this hand quilting project.  The blocks have been completed and I'm working on the background.  I first started with navy blue thread through the zigzag following my tape guide, but it disappeared into the background and did absolutely nothing for the quilt.  Now I'm thinking I'll stitch across the entire navy print background horizontally about every inch, including the setting triangles, if I'm making myself clear.  I'm debating whether navy or cream thread would be best.  Opinions, anyone?

5 comments:

Shay said...

I totally forgot about National Quilting Day!

I like the idea of cream thread for your hand quilting project . I think it will stand out more.

Quilter Kathy said...

Cream thread - definitely so you can see all your hard work!

Joyful Quilter said...

Is that cream you have in the red squares? I like how it stands out but is subtle. I vote for the cream too.

Alycia said...

Ruh Roh - Un stitching is my least favorite..... Hope your day gets better.

Marg said...

I think cream thread would be great too.
Sorry to hear you had some much un stitching to do.