Tuesday, 13 November 2007

Progress and frustration!

Well, I have managed to get some work done on the quilt I showed yesterday.

It's been pretty slow going so far. The quilting design I was going to use didn't turn out how it looked in my head, so that lot got unpicked!

The walking foot is a great invention to aid those whose machine quilting isn't really up to scratch. Not to self - it's a good idea to drop the foot before one attempts to quilt 2 diagonal rows! More unpicking!

I finally managed to get all of the diagonal rows and the inner border quilted before I made any more mistakes. I've now finished for the evening while I'm ahead.

I want to do some more quilting in the centre, ideally around the 2-color squares, but I'm not sure that I can be bothered with dealing with all of the thread ends.

I have no idea what I'm going to do in the outer border yet - any ideas?

For now I'm going to deal with the threads that I have while I veg out in front of the TV, and I'll sleep on the bits that I'm unsure about. I probably wont be able to do any more tomorrow as I've got quite a busy evening in store, but I may get a little done before I have to take DD riding.

1 comment:

Andrea said...

Good luck with the quilting ! I am more of a piecer too and don't enjoy the quilting as much. One day I am going to have a long arm ( in my dreams ) and get all my tops done quick as a flash - lol!