I have been working on the Basket of Lilies Quilt for the last few days. I have 3 of the blocks quilted and I am now working on the sashing that surrounds each of those blocks.
I said previously that I am doing the vines without a stencil, or freehand. That doesn’t mean that I just stitch….for the vines I am freehand drawing the design with a pencil.
I have been using an inexpensive mechanical pencil for marking for the last several quilts and I find that they wash out reliably. I also find that if you carefully follow the pencil lines with your quilting the pencil lines almost disappear even before you wash it
Both the grid and the vines were marked (light pressure on the pencil) with pencil and you can see that the marks hardly show.
The sashing always takes longer than I anticipate but it is coming along.
Teddy is happy with the quilting so far…but he will continue he job of inspector to be sure the quality dos not go down.