Can you feel my anticipation? I see the end nearing, just 3 more rows to quilt! The thread yardage count is up to 618 yards and here are the completed blocks from row E.
Left side triangle 9 and block E1. LS triangle 9 is just stitched in the ditch. I added some curves in the blue bottom. E1 is also stitched in the ditch and then I outlined the curves on the inside of the melons and a little background quilting.
Blocks E4, E5 and E6. E4 is stitched in the ditch with background outline quilting. I also used my perfect circle templates and made an elongated curvy square in the diamond. I like the loops that were formed on the 2 pointy ends of the diamond. E5 is stitched in the ditch and is very aptly name, Rising Sun. E6 is stitched in the ditch with lines radiating out from the corners in the background fabric. My appliqued squares actually look like squares too!
Blocks E7, E8 and E9. E7 is stitched in the ditch. E8 is just a weird block. The center was large enough I could quilt a flower in there. The rest of the block is stitched in the ditch. E9 is all stitch in the ditch.
Blocks E10, E11 and E12. Click on this photo to see the quilting details. In the squares of E10 I quilted curvy squares and added a circle in the inside. Stitched in the ditch around the melons. I thought about outlining the inside of the melons like I did in E1 but decided not to. Curves were quilted in the center of E11 and made this pretty design. E12 was stitched in the ditch.
Block E13 and right side triangle 5. E13 does look like a moth or butterfly in the center so Moth in a Web was a good choice for the block name. She was stitched in the ditch and outline quilted in the background. RS triangle 5 was also stitched in the ditch with some addition quilting in some of the larger pieces.
It is a good thing I don’t mind stitching in the ditch!
These are the last of the charity projects I have been working on. Kits for crib quilts were brought to guild in September. They just needed to be put together and quilted and this is what I came up with. The left quilt and the center quilt are both quilted with straight line quilting on my home sewing machine.
I decided to do something different on the right quilt for variety. This fall, on another blog, I saw a quilt that was quilted in a spiral. Of course, I didn’t remember which blog it was anymore and I do remember the quilter saying she had taken a class somewhere, but not me! I just jumped in and learned by trial and error. The spiral takes a lot of thread, make sure you have a LOT of bobbins wound and ready to go. The quilt doesn’t lay/hang flat and the inside isn’t the same width/length as the outside. But still, I think it does look interesting.