Then I did a whole lot more blocks. This would be a good canditate block for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. (Are you listening Gayle? lol)
The layout was really fun to plan too. It took me a while to decide which one I prefer.
Eventually, it became a top. I so love it.
The quilting was something else since I wanted to machine quilt this one. Having very little experience with this technique I didn't have a lot of choices but to do the boring but very effective "Stitch in the Ditch" done in the center and on the Hourglass Blocks of the outer border.
As I quilted, I kept thinking about those little accordions and music in general. Nobody in my family had an accordion but my uncle played the violin and my father could tap dance to any kind of music. It was funny.
A few months later, when all that was done, I realize it wasn't quilted enough. So I got a plate out and started to mark half circles in each accordion. The quilting of those circles, sewn with the walking foot on, kept me busy for another few weeks, still reminiscing of days gone by.
All the while I was working on other projects too. One of them was calling for leaves so I decided to practice the leaves on this quilt since there was a gap between the center and the edges that needed ... something.
I draw the leaves on and started to quilt ... again!
Not too shabby. Well, okay ... not good but good enough lol.
Tonight I am joining Kathy for Slow Sunday Stitching as I stitch down the binding
And the label, of course lol.
|Kitchen Party - 2015|
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Linking with Cynthia for Oh Scrap!