Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? I Corinthians 3:16
Psalm 31: 7, 8 I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy; for thou hast considered my trouble; thou hast known my soul in adversities; And hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy; thou hast set my feet in a large room.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
There's nothing like FREEDOM !
Thank you LORD for my freedom, this and EVERY day !
And a day stuck at home anticipating icy weather will let you enjoy lots of it. I made the best of it today, I think. I got up and got my dishes washed and my floors mopped, grabbed my package from the mailbox (thank you, Kelley.......she took the hint and shopped for my Christmas gifts from the Etsy box of favorites in my sidebar.......HOORAY !) ....and went to work quilting the diamonds.
I thought that I was going to free-motion quilt it, but decided to try using my walking foot down in an obscure corner. I liked the look and feel of it, so I just continued with it. Most of the quilting is in the ditch. I started with the big floral diamonds, and then outlined around the little colored triangles. Then I decided to stitch two parallel lines down the middle of all the floral fabrics, to encourage the illusion of one continuous fabric diamond. I like it.
I marked these lines with an old skinny bar of soap,
and it disappeared so quickly, or was so invisible to begin with, that I had to place safety pins all along it to aim my quilting foot at. That worked well though.
I think I still need to quilt something in the borders.......not sure. I may try binding one edge first to see how it would look as is. I didn't overquilt, because the polyester batting was giving the quilt a nice poofiness that I wanted to keep.