Of course I decided to take the longest most difficult route to get the Asterisk quilt to completion as a top. Of course.
But I like it. It looks way different than the idea that started in my mind in January 2016 when took on the Rainbow Color Challenge that year.
I hit all the colors each month as she called them out, until August. That was the month the flood hit. So all colors stopped there.
When I picked up the challenge to finish a UFO for May in my River City Guild I chose Asterisk. The challenge only requires it to be finished to the top stage, but i am going to try to actually finish it.
Maybe. We shall see. I feel particularly overwhelmed at the moment right now.
I have the Girl baby quilt to put together for Carrie to gift to her friend.
That top row is together so that is how wide it will be a lap size.
And Pinkie. All Pinkie. All over.
I like it.
I put the Green Boy Quilt on the Long Arm this afternoon and quilted the first pass. I was going to quilt it with long straight lines down the quilt.
Best laid plans, and all. I loaded it sideways.
Why did I do that????????
So the straight lines would have gone across the quilt rather than down the quilt.
I didn't want that. So I went to Plan B. We always have to have a Plan B, right?
I had watched Angela Walters in a video doing some swirl quilting and decided that would be my Plan B.
Not perfect, but all free hand. This is the first pass.
I am sure tomorrow by the time I get to the bottom of the quilt I will have mastered how to get around the swirls and how to echo myself out of all the spots I get myself into.
Feels good. Machine is cooperating. Looks good. All is well.
I am sure something will explode soon.