|'Nearly Insane' quilt - made and quilted by Frances Meredith|
|'Nearly Insane' Quilt - August 2015|
Having decided I would be custom quilting it, I spent a lot of time ruminating about what design I would use. I spent several days with rulers, paper and pencils trying out different ideas and auditioning them on the machine, until I found a design which I was satisfied with. Once I had a road map in front of me, although time consuming, the stitching has been quite straightforward.
All the quilting on it has been hand guided and you can see in the picture that I have been using a long arm ruler to get the shapes and straight lines that I needed for the design. The blue marks are a water soluble pen, which are washed out as you go.
The quilt is off the frame now and I am slowly stitching on the binding, ready for display at the Festival of Quilts in August 2016.