I’ve been stitching away in the background.
Progress photos of quilting are a bit dull unless you’ve reached some kind of landmark. It’s not terribly exciting to look at, but I’ve reached the one-third point.
The last row of quilting is just above the fold of the fabric where you see the red backing. The safety pin with the tuft of red yarn at top right marks the halfway point of the quilt, and as you can see, I have only 5 lines to go before I reach halfway, at 16 lines. I’ve done 11 lines and I’m just over 30% through. Hurray!
You’ll have to forgive the fluffiness of the backing fabric – there’s batting fluff everywhere on the table. I’ll give the quilt a good grooming with the lint roller once it’s done, and before it goes in the washing machine, otherwise the fluff’ll be all over the front too.
I like the new needle I’m working with. It’s medium-long (compared with a short quilting ‘Between’ needle) and fine, but has a large eye. On the upside, it goes through multiple layers of fabric easily. On the downside, it slips just as easily into my finger… ouch! On balance, though, I greatly prefer it to the one I was using before. It’s a Birch size 7 Embroidery needle, in case you’d like to try one.
Right, back to it.