Slow Stitching the Baskets

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Vertical Baskets quilt in the hoop

I’ve been steadily working my way through Vertical Baskets late in the evenings. At first I was a little dubious about how the stitching in the panel fabric would look alongside the basket stitching, but as you can see, all is well. My ‘loose’ pattern of stitching has definitely turned out to be a bit denser than intended {not sure how that always happens} but it’s difficult to be upset at the end result.

Looking at the stitching pattern in the lighter backing fabric…

I’m using a light tan colored thread, hoping the color will be light enough to show stitching lines when looking close-up, but not so dark as to compete with the print in the dark brown panels. Yep! I’m liking the results of that too.

The color of the stitches doesn’t show up very well in the back of the quilt, but I don’t worry much about that. My backings are always clearance/sale or scrappy bits anyway. At the back of the quilt, the texture is much, much more important to me than actually seeing the stitches. I’m kinda strange that way.

So happy to see it all start to come together…..

It always takes me awhile to relax into a quilt and trust how my instincts are telling me to progress, so yes, it’s fun to get this far and be happy with the results. I still can’t ‘see‘ the full stitching pattern in my mind prior to actually doing the work of implementing it, but now that I’m a good third of the way through the quilt, it’s right in front of my eyes. Oh yes! This is even better than what I envisioned! You have to know by now that I always expect something less than wonderful with my own work.*wink

Linking up to Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching where the slow stuff is the good stuff….