I managed to baste the swap quilt on the carpet without pinning it to the carpet after all. Well, I did pin it down in a couple of places, but not too many.
I started quilting it yesterday. It didn’t go as quickly as I anticipated. Would you believe it took me three hours just to quilt in the ditch on both sides of the white sashing? I am happy to report that my stitching, while it still needs work, was straighter and more even than in my previous effort, and the needle didn’t skip out of the ditch as often either.
I’m glad I tested out my free motion ideas ahead of time. I wasn’t 100% happy with what I posted last time, so I went back to the pencil and paper again. I unpicked the center stuff in one block of the test runner and substituted a spinning sunburst. I’m much happier with it and that’s what I’ve been quilting on my quilt yesterday and today.
I have 11 of the 25 blocks quilted. I only got 4 done this afternoon but there’s still the evening…