Thursday, March 4, 2010
I fixed the layers with large basting stitches, and after two rows of quilting, I found that the fabric creates waves -- no, tsunamis! I felt desperate about doing a regular quilting. As I mentioned, this is my first batted quilt. My first proper quilt, so to say. This rayon I chose for the reverse seems to be rather stubborn. Now my strategy is as follows: I started with 1"-stitches in the middle and let them proceed from inside out in squares. Then I remove the basting step by step. It is not at all regular, but you know, regularity is my most difficult task. I guess, most of you will cry tears of pity. -- Blackbird sings again, the master of improvisation. It is Jazz! And these birds are innovative, they sometimes pick up sounds of alarm or cellphone rings. I took him with a flash from my balcony; he did not bother to fly away. These birds are not afraid of man at all. And he doesn't mind the cold; it will be freezing again tonight. The sky is full of colors.