Monday, 11 August 2008

HUGE quilt finished on Saturday

About a month ago I started making a simple quilt using fabrics from the stash. They were all 'pretty' fabrics - a change from the bright stuff I usually use. I made 12" blocks with big pieces as I wanted to use it to try feather quilting on the longarm. Now it's done except for the binding.

Have you ever been doing something and it's just worked out the way you hoped? Well, this quilt is hanging over the rails on the longarm and when I walk past it, I still can't believe I actually quited it! It's not perfect by any means (the backtracking is pretty woeful) but I'm so pleased with the overall effect. It's encouraging me to practice, practice, practice some more...

I couldn't get a full shot of the quilt as it is 108" x 96", so these will have to do.

2 comments:

Bluejanem said...

Cat from one longarmer to another - your feathers are lovely - and you are right practise does make you better...but none of us will probably ever be perfect. You are doing some lovely stuff - I love to see. Cheers Jane x

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

108" x 96" ???

I'd rather take an acid bath and then have my eyeballs plucked out my red hot pincers!

Good on you! - and they are beautiful feathers!