What is done- tracing the wholecloth with thread. This took me a little under an hour and a half. It went better than I expected. I was worried because I've been having a lot of trouble travel stitching on the quilt I'm doing. I'm now blaming a) the heft of the twin size quilt or b) the weight of the cotton thread. Travel over the Isacord was a breeze (as was moving the tiny quilt sandwich). The other nice thing about Isacord is that as long as you are pretty close with the travel, it looks nice. It is thin thread, so even if it is side by side instead of right on top, there isn't too much build up.
In other news: marking with chalk is MESSY. My foot kept filling up with chalk dust.
I'm quite worried about the next step: micro-stippling. Teeny tiny stitches are not my forte. My hands move too fast, and I feel out of control if I make the needle move super fast. I'm not sure if I'll keep the top the top or not. If I flip it over, it will be easy to see the lines I need to fill in,but I worry about getting chalk into my machine. If I don't flip it over, it is hard to see the lines I need to fill in.
|Chalky front side.|