Finally got the nerve to start quilting the Baltimore Album Quilt
This quilt was sandwiched for 2 weeks before I finally put a stitch in it. I knew I wanted twirly feathers around the outside as fill and some sort of McTavishing on the inner applique (really loosely interpreted for me!). And I finally sent the husband out on a 40 mile bike ride, it was just me and the quilt. It had to happen! I drew a few veins and the rest is history, it is started. Oh my why are those first few stitches so hard? Why is it so hard to commit to a design (maybe cuz you don't know what the design is???) and start sewing. Once the first stitches are in, well you're committed. I don't take quilting out, I just live with whatever got started. Lucky for me, I'm fairly pleased with what got started. I have 4 blocks done, here's the first.