For those who don’t speak English every day, that’s slang for hurry up!
The Grey Nomad quilting is under way, and it’s all wiggly lines. I’m having the lines go in alternating directions on adjacent blocks. Easy, freehand, walking foot stuff, which is why I’m making good progress –or getting a wiggle on, if you like…
I looked at half a dozen different colours before I made my choice of quilting thread. Originally my thought was to do it in grey to match the borders. The quilting would recede totally on the borders, but I didn’t like how it looked on the postage stamp squares. I looked at turquoise, grass green, orange and pink. Lovely against the grey, but too ‘loud’. I’ve settled on a pale greyish blue, which recedes well on the grey but is pale enough not to be too strong on the squares. I did also to a test piece using some variegated grey Aurifil thread but it looked dreadful – patchy and weird. I like variegated for hand quilting, but definitely not here, on the flat grey background.
I have enough batting squares cut to finish, and half the backing squares I still need. It’s 40% quilted already, and once all the blocks are done, I’ll be starting to cut fabric scraps for the joining strips.
The postage stamp squares took a very long time, but now it’s really going fast!