I am making good progress quilting my Quilt of Valor. I almost have the quilting designs outlined on all of the blocks. Then to tear off the paper and add the interior lines and decide if I want to stipple the background behind the motifs.
I’m trying not to be lazy about it, but I don’t know if it needs it. Any opinions? Then I want to put stars in the borders.
The paper hasn’t been too hard to rip off. I used newspaper and also the Shumway garden catalog. They tore about the same. The difference was that as I sewed on the Shumway pages I began to read the descriptions and to think about this year’s garden! I wouldn’t recommend all this newsprint on a light colored quilt, but it’s working fine here, I just have to wash my hands occasionally.
I marked the pages by sewing through many layers with an empty needle, which worked well. It would probably be easier to see these if a) they weren’t in the sun, and b) there wasn’t a cat standing on them. There wasn’t when I reached for the camera. Really.
I’m linking up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.
January 9, 2013 at 3:55 PM
That paper worked well. No, I don’t think stippling is needed. This come from the perspective of less is more. Diane