Tuesday, September 24, 2019
The big stitch is all done and next on the list is quilting the border.
I pulled out the stencil I made for the last baby quilt, but it was too large to fit this border. I really liked that design so decided to make a new stencil.
I am not sure the stitching will show at all but it showed up on the last busy print so I will keep working.
Hardest part is marking the fabric. My favorite marker is the sewline mechanical pencil but white really doesn't show up well. The blue on blue is not so good either, though it will stay on the fabric until I put water on the lines with a paintbrush. The purple shows up the best, but because the markings disappear with time ... and the humidity speeds the time ... I have to mark as I go.
I really won't know the total results before I get to the end.
It looks like I will have a bit more time than expected this weekend because, though I had been planning to attend the choir retreat, the facility will not allow dogs ... even if they will be in a car or kennel and not go into buildings. I was planning to take Nikko and sleep with her in the van.
With her declining health, I don't want to hire a sitter and have been taking it day by day. This will be the first time for me to miss the practice and fellowship over many years, so it is a bit sad. I can practice at home and since I don't miss regular weekly practices, I should be able to learn my parts OK.
Though it is still humid, the weather is beginning to cool a bit.
I hope by this time next week I will be looking for binding.