Another row of hand quilting across Welsh Beauty has been accomplished.
Here is my quilting from the right side toward the left side.
The corner motif reaches into the quilt. It's nice to quilt something besides crosshatching.
There is 3 - 4 sections of crosshatching until we reach the left side motif.
This is what I'll be quilting next on the right side, a lot of the corner motif.
If you look at the top of this crosshatching, you'll see flowers that belong to the border. There are at least 2 passes of quilting before I reach those flowers. Those weird marks on the quilt are impressions from the pin heads. By the time that section is rolled down and ready to be quilted, they will have disappeared.
In my last post about Welsh Beauty, I told you I'm cutting 10 yards of thread in 1 yard pieces to keep track of how many yards of thread I'm using. This is my high tech method.
I just use this old yardstick to measure. I hold the end of the thread with my right hand then most the spool of thread to the left. When I'm at the left edge of the yardstick, I cut the thread and do it again, counting as I measure.
I then place the yardstick on top of the thread to keep it in place and keep the thread straight. It doesn't tangle doing it this way. The striped fabric is the cloth I keep on the quilt when I'm not quilting. The stick lays on the back of the quilt, I don't take the whole cloth off when I quilt.
That yardstick brings back a lot of memories! They closed so many years ago and it's been at least 20 years since 219 was our area code.