My quilting of Sophie's Garden is progressing well with another row completed.
Maybe I will be done by Christmas or soon after.
Block 5 I quilted down the dark diagonals on the two side borders, around all the
applique including the two circles up on the flowers, across the middle of the top border and down the middle of the dark band, just out from the diagonal lines of the bottom triangle border on the light fabrics and down each tan row of squares on the background fabric.
I embroidered the antennae of the butterfly in backstitch.
Block 6 - the house. I outlined quilted the house first, embroidered the outline of the window
and the cross, added a French Knot for the door handle, quilted across the top of the grass,
lines down the background 3/4" apart. Then on the house I quilted just out from the edge around each window, around the door, down the dark lines of the side house fabric and across the seam above the windows on the front of the house. On the roof down the diagonal lines joining up the tan squares.
Block 7 - my favourite. Outlined all the applique as usual. Quilted down the
lengthwise centre of each background piece and in the ditch between each piece.
The birds have three French Knots close together to make their eyes.
Block 8 I did all these units the same as the similar on in Row 1.
It is pouring down with rain here in Auckland so what better thing to do than
get on to quilting the next of Sophie's blocks.
Back soon with the next installment of Shop Hop Blocks.