Welcome to another Friday! Arguably the best day of the week, the beginning of the weekend, and most important of all, time for us to get our whoop whoop on! Are you ready? Let's go!
Well, I don't have a finish this week, but I do have a start! Wednesday afternoon, I loaded Gypsy Wife onto the quilt frame...
...and Thursday I started quilting her!
I'm using a wool batt again, so I'm doing a lot of heavily filled areas to make other sections stand out.
It's fun coming up with ideas to fill in the spaces! I've had a lot of help from some good friends...
I'm combing these books, by Christina Cameli, Angela Walters, and Amanda Murphy, for Quilting ideas. Excellent quilters all, and they are so good at sharing their techniques!
This is an early shot taken shortly after I started. I've worked on some of the larger blocks here, and you can see that it's going to show some pretty definition!
A close-up shot of that corner.
The heart was a fun one to quilt. I really like the bottom corners of that block!
By the end of the afternoon, I had finished most of the first pass. Fatigue was starting to set in, though, so I killed the electric lights and took some pictures in the natural daylight.
As you can see, I decided to stitch in the ditch between the vertical strips. I like the definition it gives, but I'm still trying to decide if I want to do anything else in those spaces.
It is amazing how the quilting can change the looks of a block!
I really like seeing this picture of the upper left corner, taken after I added the vertical background stitching. Look back at the earlier picture of this corner and you can see what a difference it makes!
So in the spirit of "well begun is half done",
can I get a whoop whoop?
And now it's your turn!
What's got you whooping it up this week?
What's making you do a little happy dance?
Share! We want to dance right along with you,
And it's always more fun to dance with friends!
The party will stay open until Sunday midnight.
Hope to see you there!