True to my desire, I was able to continue work on my "Bloom" challenge piece.
The applique stitching is complete and I began putting it together. However, I hit a snag. Do you see it?
The paisley on this petal is upside down. Out of frustration I decided to put it aside and fix the issue tomorrow.
I have been working on quilting this in addition to working on my challenge quilts. I completed the hand quilting.
The seed stitch under the leaves is something I have admired in other quilts for a while. This is the first time I have used it. It was done with a variegated Perle cotton thread. Wool thread was used to outline some of the black background segments. This is a new era in my quilting of adding handwork prior to machine quilting. I am enjoying it.
The machine quilting may be well under way but I am now at a standstill. I am not sure what to do with the lower right green section. The area hasn't spoken to me yet so it will have to sit until an idea comes. I should have "Bloom" put together tomorrow although I do not have to rush as originally thought. The submission date isn't until NEXT Friday, March 16 and not this Friday. Whew, nice break.
Until next time,