That’s my assessment of the quilting I’m doing on Curves Ahead, my modern drunkards path project you all helped me with. I did go with the random layout.
I decided to sew a serpentine stitch with my walking foot, as I felt the curves of the stitch echoed the curves in the quilt’s design. When I get this done I think the result will be effective. The catch is getting it done.
For some, sewing is meditative. For me, unless I pay attention my mind and my stitching drift off course. My mental game is to tally the number of rows of stitching I still need to sew. The quilt is 10 blocks wide. I’m sewing about nine rows of stitching per block. That means I need to sew about 90 rows of stitching. So far I’ve done 18 rows, which leaves 72 rows to go. I also count down as I sew. Each line of stitching is 13 blocks long. Four blocks is about one third done, six and a half blocks is one half, etc.
As an aside, I don’t like the serpentine stitch on my Janome 6500. It takes very small stitches at the top of the curve, and I can’t elongate it. I hope I don’t have to rip it out. But it’s what I have, so it will have to do.
Are there tricks you use to help keep you focused while you quilt? I need all the tricks I can get. This baby is barely one fifth quilted.