Last night I finished up some quilting.
My goal was to have this Christmas Schnibble ready in time to put out for the holidays and I'm happy to say it's much closer to being a finish!
I quilted in the ditch down each row, then I echo quilted the stars.
I also quilted the same star shape in each strip block, using a template and a vanishing marker.
I'm still waiting for the marker to completely vanish, but I feel sure that it will.
My original plan was to trace a star to make a template to use on the strip blocks.
I'm not sure how that would have worked out. Thankfully, my junior high son wanted to try his hand at making the template himself using just a ruler and a compass.
Geometry is his favorite class this year.
He measured the length of the star and off he went.
He returned with an amazing star template, no tracing necessary!
I see lots of possibilities here......
Now that you've seen my well used template, edges covered with plenty of vanishing marker, I've got more to do on that quilt.
I need to bury the rest of the threads and I'm hoping to have that all done this afternoon, before it gets dark, which leads me to the question.
Do you have an Ott Light or some other kind of light that you use for sewing?
If so, what kind do you have and how do you like it?
I try to finish any hand sewing before it gets dark, because it gets difficult for me to hand sew in regular lamp light.
Not a big deal for me until the time change.
I'd appreciate your help.
Now I'm off to quickly finish burying these threads and there are lots of them!