Wow! It has been a few weeks since I posted a WiP Wednesday. I have been very busy over here in paradise doing this and that, but manly I have been cleaning my house. I know it's only January but this is the time of year I usually do my spring cleaning. You know, clean out the cabinets, wash the endless mirrors I have in this house (I live in Florida and my house was built in the 80's, enough said) and the list goes on and on.
But that doesn't mean I haven't been sewing, it has just been a lot of those little things like sewing Girl Scout patches on my daughters vest, hemming some pants for my neighbor, and sewing the the binding on this super cute quilt my friend Stacey made.
And, of coarse since it is the beginning of a new year, why not have a new quilt to start. A friend of mine has asked that I made a memory quilt of her daughters baby things. So, now my dining room table is covered in baby clothes. That way there I can stare at them for hours on end and....
....try to sketch out a few option for her.
I partial to the one on the bottom but will have to wait and see what she decides. I just can't wait to get started on this one. I have done a lot of memory quilts for boys, but there is nothing like all this pink to work with.
I recently started following Naptime Quilter and she hosts something called Workshop-in-Progress, where she invites you to share your fabric selection challenges, design wall dilemmas, quilting struggles, and general questions. Love this! This week she posted a question about marking your quilt tops for quilting and I was wondering about the same thing.
I have been working on hand quilting my scrap quilt and have been using my trusty marking pen and ruler for years but I wonder is there a better way? I don't like how the blue makes such a mess and sometimes it is hard to see the flow of the design with the blue being so distracting. Not to mention if you are working with dark fabrics, what to do then....
So how do you mark your quilt for quilting? I would especially love to here from any hand quilters out there.