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Sister quilt Phase 1 COMPLETE!

Welcome from Port Orange, Florida USAย 

(near Daytona Beach ๐Ÿ™‚

I am Kathi B. Clower!

I have been working fairly regularly every day on making triple diagonal lines on the Sister Quilt or Hammock Quilt … as I have come to start calling it.ย  I finally finished the gross or major part of theย  quilting!ย  I put in the final diagonal line this morning and planned phase 2!ย  I started this exactly 3 weeks ago so that is pretty fast for me ๐Ÿ™‚

Here is a section from the middle and bottom of the quilt… it is a good sized throw… will have to measure accurately after the quilting, washing and drying is done ๐Ÿ™‚

The triple line action doesn’t show much now … but when phase 2 in complete I think the design will be well complemented.

The plan is to quilt in the rhombuses a squared figure eight and fill in the bow ties.. kinda looks like the bow ties are being reflected in the white space…

I wanted to get jazzy with the thread color but that doesn’t work because my backing is white… so I will use my lovely YLI 40 wt hand quilting thread for this part of the project… I debated also using a backstitch instead of a typical quilting running stitch…. but after a trial run I like the quilted look I think… how about you?

The blue lines will go away with the wash… and the humidity I quilt in… so I am only adding them a quilting amount at a time ๐Ÿ™‚

UPDATE:
A few blocks of the Hammock Quilt done ๐Ÿ™‚

And the bottom right corner completed with my name added (date will be added when I finish quilting before binding)….

The 13 year old UFO quilt I finished and mailed has been slept under and cuddled under with the grandkids and thoroughly blended into everyday life… that makes THIS worth it to me ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Is the time you put into your craft worth it???

ย Also…. My daughter is getting ready for her first high school dance… check out how cute she is …

Before I know it my baby will be going to PROM!

Hope you have a blessed week… back to quilting I go… Phase 2 will be FUN!ย  120 blocks of it! lol

This blog is linked to Celebrate Quilting Blog Hop for Fall 2013 … check it out here!ย  You will see lots of fun quilty stuff there ๐Ÿ™‚ย 
Kathi