I am certifiably insane. I have decided to hand quilt my Leap Year Schnibble.
So. The hand quilting thing. I decided to do it for a couple of reasons. First, that wide expanse of lattice and border just calls out for something more than Stitch In The Vicinity of the Ditch. Second, do you ever just want to get back to our quilting roots? I think it has been going on 25 years since I hand quilted anything. Time to re-explore that technique, and this little project is the perfect vehicle.
The quilting of the lattice and borders will go really fast. Then, I just may machine quilt the blocks with a cross hatch pattern. There isn't a rule that you can't mix hand quilting and machine quilting in the same project is there? If so, I hearby break that rule.
I used my Frixion pen to mark the design on the lattice and borders. I tell you, I was holding my breath while I was drawing those black pen marks on the pristine white borders. Oh dear, what if it never comes out? I kind of messed up with my tracing in one spot, wanted a re-do, and thought I would test the pen's ability to disappear when heat is applied.
No problem. Love those pens.
Just a touch of a hot iron, and "Gone, baby, gone".