Today is the last day of spring break and I celebrated by getting one last quilt basted and ready to go. Bernie is back in the shop for some sort of warranty repair on the door. When I took her in last week they said something was broken on the door and they would order a part. I was not aware of any problem with the door, but who am I to argue with the experts? So my dear husband dropped her off while I was away for my weekend with Mom and I can pick her up on Tuesday.
Since I was unable to actually start the quilting, I decided to audition a couple of quilting patterns instead. I tried Glad Press'n Seal and it worked great. It clung to the quilt and let me try out different designs. I was planning to do some sort of swirl in each pinwheel, but was having trouble transitioning from one block to the next. When I had Kurt look at it, he saw the broken dish block instead of the pinwheel and suggested using the same triangle design I have been using recently. He feels that the linear design of the quilt calls for an angular quilting design. I kind of liked the idea of doing a swirl in each of the blocks. I thought the curves contrasted nicely with the straight lines of the quilt blocks. The third option is straight line stitching in the ditch. Any votes?