I rescued it from its spot in the WIP tray where its been lurking for months and got my butt down to the Local Quilt Shop to get it basted the other week. Here's a pic of it on the super big table they have, just to prove I did actually leave the house...
I had been a bit nervous about doing the basting in a shop - customers coming in, people nosing at it, what if they tried to talk to me? etc. A lot of my lovely readers gave me quite the boot up the backside, figuratively speaking of course, and told me to just go and do it. So, I did. And, no, it wasn't so bad! Well, fortunately the LQS lady had her 7 year old daughter in the shop with her, so I spent most of the morning chatting to her! Yeah, conversation with a 7 yr old is a bit more my level... lol
This week I got said quilt quilted. Turns out my basting on a wonderfully large flat table is not any better than on a small bouncy mattress... Oh I don't know what I did, or didn't do, but once I'd sat and happily done the horizontal "straight" lines I had a look and, well, it certainly wasn't going to stand up to getting vertical lines too. However, rather than be discouraged by yet another basting turkey (geddit?!) I decided just to leave it at the horizontal lines and do a bit of hand quilting detailing. Whaddya think?
This last pic maybe isn't the best, but it does show up a bit more of the hand quilting. What is more, I loved the way the last of the evenings sun was streaming through the window (it showed up a bit late, but rather that than not at all). It seemed too nice an opportunity to miss so I got Dorothy out again and took a photy of it too :-) Hope you dont mind!
All this week as I've been sat on the sofa playing with my Perle cotton on Innocent Quilt, I've been wondering if there was anything I could or should do with Dorothy to maybe improve it a bit. I've not come up with anything as yet. But looking at it in the sunlight, seeing the quaint quilting showing up more, I'm not sure whether or not it needs anything else! I am open to suggestions though if you think there's something missing from it...
I've not much news this week, its been a very quiet, but rather pleasant, week of hand sewing - me, Doris Day movies, cups of tea, and occasionally (when she could drag herself off the new bathroom floor - I've lost my little shadow to heated tiles) little Ellicat. I've steered clear of the kitchen, except for tea and ready meals... Not so tasty, but relatively disaster free.
So, with no stories to add this time I'll leave you with my hexie progress!