Sunday, June 30, 2013
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Monday, June 24, 2013
Saturday, June 22, 2013
Friday, June 21, 2013
I’ve got a big job in front of me, I’m sorry to say. Unpicking a whole lot of machine quilting. THe quilt is about half quilted by now. I don’t like the way it looks, and I’m sure that if I keep going, I’ll hate it even more. So I’ve started unpicking all my hard work.
The problem is, I’ve been using a variegated thread in Christmas colours of red, green and cream in the alternate pieced blocks. The colours show up every swirl and loop which isn’t as nice and smooth as it should be, jumps out and hits me in the eye. I’ve done a trial block using cream thread and the quilting blends in without being so intrusive. So that’s what I’m going to do – unpick all the coloured thread and re-quilt using cream thread. I’ll be much happier with the final result, I’m sure. Wish me luck on my epic job!
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Monday, June 17, 2013
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Quilting and patchwork are fun to doUse up your scraps or buy stuff that’s newIn goes the needle, then pull through the threadLoads of bright colours, blue, gold and redTechniques and traditions, from home and abroadEnjoy your designs, and you’ll never be boredRustic or modern, you must have a goSelect your own templates, and start to sew
Quick as a flash, you’ll piece and you’ll patchUnique masterpieces, you’ll very soon hatchIdeas and designs of star, chain or platePinwheels and triangles, they’ll grow at a rateStart sewing today, you’ll find it’s just great