I thought I'd pop in and do a quick blog post on why the Feathered Christmas quilt isn't quite done.... (with apologies for not great pictures, but hey, its the first post in like a week)
It's all because of those white stitched on the red squares. You see, as I was doing the quilting, I thought, hey, no big deal. It's stitched in the ditch and no one really cares. However, I had been planning on 'fixing' a couple of white stitches in the center part that had accidentally bit into the applique. So then I thought, why not color all the white stitches red????
So I've been spending some time with a red sharpie and my quilt. I can only do it when no one is around, because any bump will seriously mess things up.
So, I just pull back the fabric and touch each stitch with the tip of the sharpie. The thread sort of sucks the color up and voila - red stitches. (see the opposite side of the square).
Is it cheating? I don't know. I mean I could have changed my thread for each block (yikes!) or I could have left it white.... but I'll tell you what, those red colored stitches sure make me happy.
I totally plan on a finish post Monday.