I reached a HUGE accomplishment… I am now over 50% done with the Byrum Family Quilt!!!
I tried to capture a little texture here… but I thought you might also want a perspective shot…
|Red Outline shows where I have quilted too so far 🙂|
So I figure with this much done I am over 50% done with the quilting on this beautiful day in October… on the down hill slide now.
While I had fun with my photo shoot on this BIG! quilt… I also pondered binding… I am going for a rich brown with black swirlies on it that is perfect for a nice binding to this quilt… will add another rich layer and a place to rest your eyes as this is a busy quilt! lol
Here is a close up once I finished some bits on the very center panel…
Not sure if you can see but I came back and added some texture to the grass below the tree and outlined the big hearts in the tree top 🙂 I think it adds more texture to those areas that was needed and will also not hurt it from holding up longer with a bit more stitching there…
I am quilting this quilt very utilitarian as I want it to have a long life of family snuggles, up n downs, tears and laughs and illnesses… I want this quilt to be ready for the long life it has ahead 🙂
Do you think about durability of your quilt as you choose your quilting design? This is only something I have recently pondered more than earlier in my quilting career.
Check out this cute fabric that makes the cornerstones of the middle border…
Can you see my quilting design.. I traced a template shape there in the diamond and added the loops with my chalk! I had fun adding the loops 🙂
Well hope you enjoyed seeing what has been keeping me from being more bloggy.
Things are better overall but I still would like to remain on your prayer list. I do appreciate it friends.
Now I am off to cut out some stars to sew on Gloria!
Happy Hump Day!