Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Today I finished putting the sashing on the Butterfly quilt. It turned out about 60x80 inches so I am glad I didn't put any plain blocks between them. They are quite large blocks, about 13 inches square so it would have been a huge quilt if I had added any more blocks. I debated on the outside border and it came down to the polka dots or a purple but I felt the polka dots were a bit softer.
Now the big question. How to quilt it? Always my biggest problem on any quilt. There are some constraints. It has to be machine quilted. One hand quilting at a time is plenty and there is still lots to do on the Irish Chain. It can't be too difficult because I don't have a longarm and I am far from expert. I am thinking of a meander or wave on the blue but should it go over everything or should I do the butterflies differently? And if so, how? Any input will be welcome.