I completed my Nine-Patch quilt top, and am excited about hand quilting it. The quilting design isn’t going to be extremely fancy. No, this time I am going for an old, rustic charm appeal. The 6 inch squares will be getting a design borrowed from another quilt that I made a few years ago. You may have seen it: it’s called Feathered Cheddar.
In the borders, I am doing a traditional design called “Baptist Fans” spaced one inch apart. I made my own by using a compass on an old manila folder. I don’t know why they named the design “Baptist Fans.” Maybe I should call mine “Methodist Fans” because I am a member of and work for the Methodist Church. Hmmm. Catholic Fans. Presbyterian Fans. Apostolic Fans… we could start a new trend!
I cut on the lines and numbered each arch.
I have heard great things about using the Crayola washable markers. I tested all the colors on various fabrics, let them sit for awhile, ironed them, and threw them in the washing machine with a load of laundry. Presto! No marks remained, so I started using them to mark this quilt.
I will be stitching diagonally on the scrappy squares as I go, and I don’t think I need to mark those lines. If I do, I will mark them as I go. It might be a good use of my Hera marker.
Before I can begin the hand quilting, I need to put my quilt sandwich together. If you go to an earlier post you can see how I put it all together. I get SO excited when I know I can hand quilt soon!
The sandwiching of my quilt was delayed for about a week due to the August 14th arrival of this gorgeous little boy. Welcome to my new grandson, Carson. Such a sweet little guy!