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

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Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Knuckling Down

I've been putting off quilting a Festive Mystery because I am unsure if the zingy mettalic thread will be all too much; and I also hadn't had any brainwaves about how to quilt it.

The deadline is looming for finishing this quilt, though (a week on Saturday, to be precise), so tonight I bit the bullet and got in front of the machine.

Good news - the thread runs through the machine nicely; it is delicate enough not to overwhelm the quilt; a brainwave included holly leaves.

I didn't make the mistake of ploughing on at the hint of a good thing but sensibly stopped with a small section done so I can stand back in the daylight and look at it to make sure I'm happy with the result.

Favourable vibes so far, however.

13 comments:

  1. The quilting is looking great! I love the Holly leaves.

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  2. It looks great...love the holly leaves!

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    1. I can doodle holly leaves and daisies, and that's my lot, so that's what gets quilted!

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  3. You're doing a fabulous job on this. As soon as it is finished you can make a start on Country Charmer :}

    Some of the lovely fabrics from Rita would go very nicely in the CC blocks, {ducking, runs away}

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    1. lalalalalala - I can't hear you!!

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  4. I can only echo what the others have said. It looks great, the thread adn the holly leaves work brilliantly.

    Isn't it interesting that I made the same comment as Bilbo to you in an email about the Country Charmer fabrics? (I'm running too)

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    1. Great minds think alike (continues running)

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    2. LALALALALALALA - I can't hear you either!!

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  5. Looks very nice. I'll have to try that thread. I have used metallic in cross stitch, but not on my machine. Good job.

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    1. The metal part of the thread can shred from the cotton bit, and make you stop and start again, but it's not so often as to be annoying!

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  6. Looks really good. Well done you.

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    1. Thank you, Sue - I'd hoped that once I'd got to grips with this, it would fly along, but each pair of leaves seems to take some time - no matter, it'll get done when it does!

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