I started making this wall-hanging months ago. I never imagined it would take so long to finish it! There has not been much sewing time recently. We are in the midst of some renovations at our house and much of my time was spent getting ready for the work to begin as well as getting the yard and gardens into shape for the summer.
I quilted the circles around the arcs using my walking foot--each line of quilting is the width of the foot apart from the next line of quilting. I left the quilt laid out on my sewing table and went into the room to stare at it a few times a week to try to figure out what to do next. How would I quilt the arcs? the middle of the circles?
After a lot of thinking, I finally decided to do a diagonal cross hatch in the circles...the quilting needed to be as dense as the rest of the quilt.
Here is the first circle being quilted.
I spent much of the day on Canada Day in my sewing room. It was a great way to spend my day off!
After finishing the cross hatching, I stitched in the ditch between the coloured pieces in the arcs.
I love the texture of the quilting.
I took these pictures outside as the sun was going down. The sun coming in on an angle really highlights the quilting.
Here is the entire quilt, held by my most capable quilt holder!
Today, I added the binding and did the hand stitching in the car when we went to visit my MIL. I will be linking up with Kathy tomorrow with the rest of the Slow Sunday Stitchers.