Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Really fast.

Sometimes you need to make a really fast quilt.

This is going to be one of those.

This is the beginning - the panel.
This is with two borders - green, then blossom.You wouldn't think sewing borders would take a long time, but there's a lot of measuring and re-measuring.

That's all I could do tonight. I need to concentrate. Zzzzzz.
So much for a really fast quilt!!

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Quilty Garden

Well, I finally finished the Garden Song quilt top, gave it to Mum to quilt, and here it is.

Mum, the quilting is truly beautiful. Thank you so much!

I need to sew on the additional buttons (that just MAKE it!!), and I started sewing on the binding...

but I want to take it off. I used a thinner batting this time, and I need to adjust the seam allowance. I machine-stitched the entire binding on, and hand-stitched about an eighth of the binding onto the back before I realised I don't like it.

So... this will drag on a little longer, until I have the energy and patience to unpick!! (Actually, all I really need is time)....

A complete photo of the finished quilt will follow... eventually. *grin*