Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Keeping busy

Last Thursday I got the top of the baby quilt pieced and pinned to the other layers. Next, I had to figure out what design I wanted to use for quilting. Rather than just the diagonal lines suggested in the pattern, I wanted something more memorable. Jim talked me out of X's and O's (apparently a bit "too girly") but I riffed off that and came up with appropriately masculine X's and stars.

Last Friday I started hand-quilting and have been working at it slow but steady all weekend. I'm almost a third of the way done, and the design is really starting to take shape.

The callouses on my fingertips are coming along nicely, too.

1 comment:

Dyann said...

x's and o's are girly? uh, if you say so. and the next time he suggests a cool pattern, i suggest he stitch a day in your fingers.

looks great, tho!