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...


Sunday, 22 May 2011

One Down, Nineteen To Go...

... or Why Aren't All Quilts 12" square?

There seems to be a great deal of wrestling involved when machining the quilt motif, with a lot of pushing and pulling to manoeuvre the trace line to be in line with the next plunge of the needle - but that apart, I'm pleased with how this evening has gone.

Although I'm rather hoping that each one will get quicker to do - I'll still be here at Christmas if I don't speed up a bit!


  1. Very nice. Yes, it's a wonder how beautiful the finished product is when you have seen it as a big, clumsy pile of fabric. I love your design.

  2. Well done you - I've seen quilts made by women who've been doing this for years where the stitching isn't anything like as neat and even as yours.

    As for the wrestling - did we have a conversation about putting a bit of silicon-based furniture polish (Mr Sheen type stuff if it is still available) on a cloth and wiping that over the bed of your sewing machine? (DON'T spray directly onto the machine .....)

    And you do have a pair of gardening gloves with bobbles on, don't you. Try not to grip the quilt so tightly that your fingers look like claws - you will end up with exhausted hands and very stiff shoulders.

  3. 'A big, clumsy pile of fabric' is a very accurate description of the quilt at the moment, Joanna!

    Just to prove I listen (and heed advice!), Bilbo, the bed has been polished, and bobbly gloves are being worn. Can see why people have long arm machines which have a bigger throat to manhandle quilts though (although this observation should NOT be taken as a precurser to me spending a lot of money!)


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