I have one block finished on the vintage basket of lilies quilt. I told myself before I started that I should keep it simple. Well that doesn’t always seem to work for me….I really do like the quilting to be quite dense. I almost never have a plan before I start…I just put the the quilt into the hoop….thread a needle and go at it…letting the quilt tell me where to go…this is what I got
It is not exactly simple but I like the way it looks…I outlined the basket and flowers then also quilted about 1/4 inch inside each petal, and echo quilted the basket, and added a 1/2″ grid to the background…on the sashing I am doing a free hand vine pattern (I didn’t have a template on hand that fit ). I think the quilting enhances the piecing more than an overall pattern like the Baptist fans that I used for the last quilt.
Next I have to move to the next block. I always start in the center of the quilt and work to the outside…this way if there are any puckers I can smooth them out to the edges as I go.
I added some numbers to this picture of the quilt so you can see what order I will quilt the blocks in.
so the next one to quilt will be the block with the pink flowers.
It takes me a few days to do one block so this wont be a fast finish, but I am very happy with how it is looking.
Come back soon to see more.