It’s about 30% done.
I sat and contemplated a bit before I started, and then the quilt told me it was all about hearts and arrows – or darts, if we’re being all clever for the title. Curiously appropriate, given that the name means Loved or Beloved. Each border gets a stitch-in-the-ditch outline to stabilise it, and then I start working into it. All 5 heart appliqués are outlined, and there’s chevron quilting to echo the Anita’s Arrowhead block. It’s all straight line quilting using a walking foot; there are curves in the hearts, but a bit of care and going slowly ensures you can still use the walking foot for these too.
I admire lavish and technically expert quilting, but not for a lap or bed quilt that’s going to get used for snuggling up under – and that’s all my quilts. I don’t make wall hangings, mini quilts or other non-functional pieces. I suppose that’s one reason I’m not sufficiently motivated to do the endless practice that FMQ requires. Maybe one day…
I still have the rest of the borders and the dresden plates to do, but that’s work for another day.
Another two days should see this baby quilted, and then it’s just the label and binding.