I was tempted to take the good-old-reliable stippling route for the final quilting on my tumbling blocks baby quilt (for an upcoming project whose details I’ll disclose eventually), but I ultimately decided that the visual effect of curly cue quilting would be worth the slightly more difficult and certainly more tedious approach.
You may recall this pattern from a pillow I made a while back. As you can see, I just blew up the blocks a bit, and toned down my hues to a richer, darker palette.
Sometimes quilt making is full of surprises, but this is one of those projects that went exactly according to plan. No major mishaps, no unexpected blunders or frustrating redos. It looks just like I hoped it would.
And while you can learn a lot from those mistakes along the way, I’m not going to lie– a seamlessly stitched quilting project is a beautiful and gratifying thing.
And now, I’m back to my In Bloom series. They’ve been selling like hot cakes, and I’m thrilled to be writing a nice big check to NDSS. Plus, my right middle finger is healed so I’m ready for another boatload of hand stitching.