The quilting has begun on the little heart quilt. This one will be quilted on the machine because not much would ever get into the finished bin around here if I was to rely on the speed of my hand quilting.
I wasn't sure how to quilt this one (big surprise - it's the part of the process that I think challenges me most). For a while I thought it might just be randomly placed vertical rows of stitching but I ended up sewing along either side of the vertical seams.
Very tempted to leave it as it was, I let it sit overnight to see if I still agreed with myself in the morning. I liked the look of it but was concerned that there needed to be more to stabilize the batting between the rows of stitching, either vertically or horizontally. Either way, I didn't want it to be over quilted and stiff. So, I'll do double rows of stitching horizontally every three blocks - a modified/elongated grid. Quilting along all of the horizontal seams just seems like overkill.
It was also a day for trying out a new recipe. I pinned a Bananas Foster Upside Down Cake recipe that Julia had Pinned and made the day before so I thought it would be a nice treat for the Official Cookie Tester - he is the king of bananas. A nice sweet treat to end the weekend....M