Here's progress on my Christmas decoration:
a wreath on the front door!
My sister in Hampton bought this for me in December 2004 from Walmart, during their after-Christmas sale; she was such a special sister! I won't put up a tree this year, the only other decorations I'll do will be with quilts and little counter-top doo-dads.
My red and white quilt should have been all done by now, but I let other things get in the way, BUT it's 99.999% done!
I decided to go with a single red border, rather than a thin red and wider white combination as I said before. I think I made a good decision, it looks great!
And as for quilting? I used the good ole KISS (keep it simple, sweetie!) rule. Sometimes less is more, don't you think? Here's a closeup of the quilting...
Meandering is the way to go when you're too lazy to try something else; I used Sulky thread and was very pleased with the almost-invisible look of the quilting. One of these days I'll have to develop my free motion quilting techniques, stretch out of that box a little bit!
I thought I'd try something different (for me!) on the red border - writing. I fixed up a test swatch to try first, if it doesn't work I'll just do free-form meandering. I want to write words depicted by the adinkra symbols in the borders. I made a little sandwich with a piece of plastic sandwich wrap smoothed on top, then wrote on it with a ballpoint pen...
I'll quilt through the letters; my main concern is to make sure the ink won't damage the red fabric, I don't know how else to write the words! Maybe a red ink pen?? As I said, if it doesn't work on the test sample, free-form meandering will be good enough.
We missed the snow they predicted for this area, it's sunny but very cold outside right now - thank goodness I don't have to go out. Have a great Thursday!
Sew forth and sew on