|Yikes! At least the purple ink will disappear.|
My first attempt at the quilting was not as good as I would have liked but I am not discouraged. There are lots of bobbles and wobbles and uneven spacing but I will definitely not be doing any ripping of stitches as this quilt will be a journal of my progress. At the least I do hope that I will progress with my quilting skills as I go along. :)
I got the first two blocks finished and then I just needed to stop because I couldn't think of what to put in the center of the blocks. I know I have the books to reference for ideas but it was difficult to do it on the fly. So I spent some time creating some of my own designs as well as taking some ideas from the reference books. It wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. I was able to come up with at least 19 designs to use on 56 blocks.
Now I just have to make them happen on the quilt top - that will be another story I am sure!