The quilt is done. It's a wet and cold day, so no good picture of the finished quilt. I started this quilt four months ago and have worked on it every day. I am glad it is done.
Here is a photo of the binding going on. You can see my sewing machine is very basic and old.
Monday, 18 June 2012
The side borders are now on. I'm undecided if it's more problematic to quilt an entire queen size quilt in a machine with a six inch harp or to do it as qayg. I'm not convinced that qayg ends up with a flat quilt once you add the borders, as they get added first and then get quilted, ending up with the dreaded shrinkage. Still, I'm happy that there should only be a couple of weeks left in this quilt. I've been either planning, sewing or quilting it since February. I still love it.
Monday, 11 June 2012
While this looks quite nice, I really only quilt baby or bed quilts, so find this too dense. I found this a difficult challenge as I had lots of thread breaks (about 30) and thread build up. It took me about four hours to complete - guess I need more practice.
I would have done another sample, but my sewing machine and I aren't talking to each other any more - it's well and truly overdue for a service.
Anyway, here it is.
I've joined all three columns and included a new panel at the base. Here's a photo of halfway through quilting the new base panel. My sewing machine is making strange noises and I've had a lot of thread breaks. Looks like I'll have to send it off for a service.
|All joined up - side border still has to be added|
Saturday, 2 June 2012
Hooray, I've finally finished quilting the blocks. Now to join up the columns. I'm a bit nervous about how well this might go. I suspect pins and I are about to become good friends. Rather than adding sashing at the back of the quilt to join the blocks, I'm going to try using the overhang of the backing. I've trimmed this down to 3/4 inch and will use sashing on the front of the quilt - 2 inches wide and folded in half? Wish me luck.