When I finished Rachel's Pinwheel Sampler I had an idea in my head on how I wanted to quilt it. I didn't want to slap a pattern on it; I wanted something more original.
Than I spotted one that had been cross-hatch quilted and I fell in love. That was what I wanted. It was perfect!
And today was the day to learn.
I loaded the quilt and away I went. And quickly learned that the cross-hatch rulers I had purchased were not designed to do an entire quilt but only small sections. So out came the seam ripper.
I briefly debated turning the quilt top so I could cross-hatch it that way but I had another idea.
I would cross-hatch each block and play in the borders and sashings.
I cross-hatched one way and was working my way back across the quilt, when it hit me. I didn't like it.
No really, I don't like it. My original idea was to continuous curve quilt in all the print of the quilt, none of the background. I have since pulled the quilt of the machine and brought it home all ready to rip out what I've quilted. But Jim loves the cross-hatch as does Mom.
Mom came up with the idea of cross-hatching one block and continuous curving the other but now I just don't know.
So I quilted something totally different instead.
Stay tuned for details on this one. And strangely enough, this is the third quiltie I've made this summer using Portobello Market. And I just may have a fourth in the works too ;)