Ronda Beyer told me to “enjoy the journey” with this quilt. I have to say that I truly have. In order to make the quilting go quicker and avoid the stand and stare method that I seem to employ quite often, I marked this quilt. This is something that I don’t normally do. I loaded the quilt and decided not to do a float which means that I actually attached the quilt top to the leader. This way I can put the appropriate amount of tension on the top and backing.
I started quilting the top this week. I am going through and trying to do the stabilizing stitching first. I bought some Madeira monopoly thread from JL and I love it!!! It is so thin and does not have the shine that the others have. I wish I had gotten it sooner! Here is what I have gotten done so far, I am hoping to work on it more today.
I am using Dream Orient and Dream wool. Threads so far, Madiera monopoly, Superior highlights and signature.