I finally have the tumbling blocks quilt all put together and I’m ready to start my favorite part: the actual quilting. I am a completely self-taught quilter and I have to admit that sometimes I don’t quite know what I’m doing. How is one supposed to pin all the layers together if one has neither a full size quilt frame nor a flat place big enough to lay it all out? I always manage but I’m afraid my quilts can never be as good as I would like them to be because I’m not able to give them the right start in life.
I’m not sure exactly how I’m going to quilt this one. I don’t usually mark a stitching pattern on a quilt. In fact, I’ve never tried it that way. These are extra large tumbling blocks so I need to do more than just stitch around the edges of each piece. As usual I’ll make something up as I go along and thus end up with something original and artistic. Or at least that’s what I’m going to tell myself.
Right now I’m still excited about quilting. I hope this mood lasts because I want to get this one done and do some more. I have the stuff for another top that I could get started on. And of course there are always more ideas.