Quilting the quilt
I hate stitch-in-the ditch!
There…I said it! I love most things about quilting [though I procrastinate at the “get it quilted” stage], but I gotta say “I hate stitch-in-the-ditch.” I’m working on the Night and Day quilt for my son’s new nephew: the only quilting that seemed to fit was (you guessed it) stitch-in-the-ditch.
Usually, I just go around the block patches while I’m doing the other fancy stuff, using my free-motion foot. But, for this quilt, I’m doing the “roll up the quilt and work in lines” type of stitching with a walking foot. Booooring! And what do you do about all the lines that don’t connect? Seems to me I’m forced to choose between backtracking over the stitching I’ve already done, or having a million ends to trim. Aggh!
Here’s the photo I promised: the finished Night and Day quilt after it was washed and dried [a closeup to show the novelty prints follows] Did I mention that I HATE stitch-in-the-ditch? Still I think it looks pretty good.
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