Having been given a jelly roll and a quilting book for Christmas 2010, there is no excuse not to get on with quiltmaking.

Here's what happened next...


Friday, 20 May 2011

Come Back and Finish What You Started...

Well, that did not go exactly what you might call 'to plan' -

- Trace flower motif in centre block of quilt using air pen.
- Manoeuvre quilt on machine
- Get poised with walking foot, King Tut thread, correct tension etc etc on machine
- START SEWING everso slowly with severe level of concentration
- After 3 inches of sewing, get up to answer ringing phone
- Have long chat, get sidetracked, do other stuff
- Return much later to complete sewing flower motif - quilt still carefully positioned in machine
- Note lack of tracing due to air pen markings having vanished & 3" line of lonely stitching

Round two will be tomorrow.

With the phone turned off.


  1. Ah, yes, interruptions ........... your picture won't enlarge so cannot compliment you on the stitching but the piecing looks BRILL.

  2. Oh dear yes, the vanishing air pen, it does what it says on the tin! If you're going to be washing the quilt it might be better to use the washout pen, it'll last until you wash it out. One word of warning though, both these pens are heat-set, so don't leave your quilt in the sun or anywhere else it might get hot.

  3. Oops - been there, done that - why didn't I think to warn you?

  4. Thank you, Bilbo. :)

    I didn't know about the airpen 'setting' when warm, Ali - thank you for warning me!

    I reckon that I have about an hour before the airpen fades away too much to be useful, Sue - and actually, now I think about it, you DID say, I'm sure, when I first bought the pen. Note to self - re-read tips!


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