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...


Saturday, 13 August 2011

Christmas Quiltalong! August, pt2

I'm back from the Festival of Quilts - much more about that later - but in the meantime, here are my purchases. I have been very restrained!

I'm going to have a cup of tea and a wander around the world to see how everyone is getting on, and then I'd better get sewing!


  1. Wow restraint is the perfect word, sounds like you had a good time.

  2. Glad you enjoyed the show! Now get to sewing!!

  3. Welcome back. I can't wait to hear what you thought of it.

    You bought some cute pusscat fabrics and I love the colours of your pincushion.

  4. Sorry not to comment before, ruddy Blogger didn't want me to see the pictures!

    Who hoo - patterned fabric! I see you have also succumbed to the lure of Valdani thread - which one is it (I have an obscenely large collection of the stuff!).

    What did you think of the quilt displays?

  5. Will blog about the show soon - plenty of pics, and I met one of 'our' bloggers in real life!

    Cat fabrics will be the basis of cat paw print mini quilts that I have lined up for the next project (lots of mulling over still going on for that).

    Pincushion from the Quilter's Guild tombola, Sue.

    Valdini varigated quilting thread cheaper than the King Tut that I used for Helen's Quilt, Bilbo - I hope it 'works' as well as the KT, but it you love it, that's good enough for me! The colour is 'copper leaf' and it is an orange/green mix which should work well for the current quilt, I think.

  6. re: Valdani thread. it is pure cotton therefore more "linty" than a poly mix. When you are quilting make sure you clean the bobbin area everytime you change the bobbin to remove fluffy build-up (cotton wool bugs work well for this).

    There are 2 thicknesses of Valdani (known as weights), 50wt and 35wt. 50 is thinner (because it takes 50 lengths of thread to make whatever weight is the measure). If you have bought the 35, it will show more on the quilt top and being thicker, make sure you use a needle with a large enough eye. On the big machine I find a smooth bobbin thread works best, sometimes as fine as lingerie thread. BUT, every machine is different and you have to find out what works best for you.

    (and it is "first cup of coffee time of day" so I reserve the right to be confusing)


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