This week I'm quilting. I thought I might finish the whole thing, but since I'm doing a kind of fiddly binding, I think next week is more realistic. So far I'm doing the quilting the same way as the first version of this quilt with (wobbly) back and forth lines on the off-white zigzag strips. I will probably meander the rest, although I did make a stylized flower on a practice piece to check my tension today, and it went okay. So maybe...
I'm using Hobbs 80/20 batting this time instead of Quilter's Dream Cotton Select. I like quilting on it so far. I want to compare these two battings for shrinkage before deciding which I might use on a larger quilt. These twin (sort of) quilts seemed to be a good opportunity for that kind of comparison, even though this one is slightly bigger and has a zigzag edge.
When I'm not quilting, we've been taking some little trips to see the grandkids and to check the status of spring's arrival at Lake Michigan. Here's a sample of what we've seen at the lake.
March 10 (Warren Dunes):
|Those aren't the dunes, but frozen waves with sand trapped in them.|
|Walkin' on water|
|No open water|
|A bit of open water shows up|
|Only a bit of open water. More frozen waves, but not as tall as at Warren Dunes|
Okay, that's it for the travelogue. I love the many faces of Lake Michigan, though.