…which leaves me with a 9″ border in a 100″ square quilt yet to be tackled. My calculator tells me that is 3276 square inches to be done. Am dreading it because it is on dark fabric and I shall not really be able to see what I am doing if I quilt with dark thread as I was planning to!
Here are some close ups of the quilting on Southward Bound, which was the seventh block of the Dreamcatcher Round the Year Quilt.
I used the walking foot to ‘stitch in the ditch’ all the needles and the inner circles.
I debated if I needed to quilt the middle ( blue) offset circle, but decided against that.
I am getting the hang of free motion quilting now! I am absolutely certain that you cannot get good results ( as a beginner, at least) if you do not use good quality thread and needles. For this block, I used a Schmetz needle and Sulky threads and the difference it made was amazing!
A picture of the back will give a better idea o the quilting on the wedges!
This was a block which was more difficult to draft than to put together! Would you like to make your own 18″ block? You could make a mini quilt with a single block or even frame it! The free pattern is available here.
You could do a really modern version to , like I have done, in ‘Rainbow’ colours. As soon as I finish this quilt, I will start putting together the Rainbow Dreamcatcher too!
Here is the full block!
I move next to the Winding Ways Block. Mulling over how I shall tackle that!