Monday, September 5, 2011
My friend's quilt is done! It took a really long time, but I think it came out great! Once the borders were redone, it went onto the frame with no problems. Amazing how easy a square quilt is to quilt! Part of the reason it took a long time is because when you quilt a quilt on a frame that does not have an all over pattern, like if you're stippling the whole thing, or doing a pantograph, you have to stitch in the ditch. It helps to stabilize the quilt, but also to show off the quilting. I never used to do this. I could see the benefit with a quilt that had a lot of blocks, but why in a quilt that is fairly simple? Well when I took my longarm training, they showed us a quilt that was quilted the same as the one next to it ... one was stitched in the ditch and one was not. The one that wasn't just looked like something was missing from it! Now I always take the time to SID. Here's a close up of the quilting.