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Construction Quilting

Tonight, Mr C and I dined at a new restaurant near us — A Cena in Sellwood. We shared a salad of grilled romaine wrapped in pancetta with roasted cipollini onions and a dressing of warm pancetta zabaglione. For a main course, I had white bean gnocchi with rosemary-orange lamb stew. This was so fabulous that I didn’t mind at all that I might have gone over my daily WW points. Mr C had seared scallops with potato cake and foi gras and truffle sauce. We haven’t eaten out in a while, and this meal was worth the wait.

Some of my readers shared my consternation of how to quilt the focus fabric in the new quilt. The quilting that I removed yesterday was my attempt to quilt echoing the magenta lines. it just didn’t work. I knew that I needed to do something more organized. So I decided to do a grid with curvy lines and I really like the effect. It works with the other design, but doesn’t fight with it.


Here is another sneak peek.


On this fabric, I used a more subtle thread and quilted wonky vertical lines.


Have a nice week-end!!

7 Responses to “Construction Quilting”

  1. Judy says:

    ohhhhh, how beautiful! I’m finally catching up with you after several days of business and under-the-weatherness. Looks like you are feeling better and back to making beautiful work. Love it!


  2. dee says:

    really liking those wonky lines. Gnocchi & lamb stew, reason enough to ignore the calories for an evening.

  3. Deborah says:

    I just seeing the progress. Thank you so much for sharing every little step!

  4. rayna says:

    I’m glad I’m not the only one who unquilts stuff. Ugh! Deciding how to stitch is the worst, as far as I am concerned. But these are such gorgeous fabrics that it really shouldn’t make a difference. LOVE your color combination!

  5. Kristin L says:

    Of course! The quilting looks perfectly appropriate.

  6. Brenda says:

    Gotta love those variegated quilting threads!