Auntie Green's Garden is finished. I have been trying her out on my bed, and in the guest bedroom, but most often I just like to cuddle under it on the couch.
I machine quilted her pretty simply. In the ditch around all of the appliqué, cross hatched the center,
and 3/4 inch radiating lines out from the center.
The above picture has some lines just marked with the Hera marker but not stitched yet.
I love the way she turned out but I must say that cross hatching and 3/4 inch lines are MIND NUMBING. The stops and start around the appliqué are endless. I was stitching one line and did not realize my top thread had broken. It wrapped round and round my inside fly wheel. My DH was a champ and picked threads out of the inside of that sewing machine with a tweezer. Unfortunately the timing got knocked off when I tried to turn the stuck flywheel so the machine still had to go to the Bernina shop.
In the end there were usually chocolates sitting by my sewing machine and I would reward myself with a half a chocolate for every 20 lines I quilted until I had it finished.
Ha Ha, the games we play with ourselves.