I've now been quilting for three and a half years. This blog is my personal quilting diary, that charts my progress (and occasional regression) from the start. I use it so I can look back at my past projects...and hopefully see my skills improve!

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Started Quilting

I managed to get Sutton Grange sandwiched with Hobbs Tuscan Wool and a white on cream cotton backing.  All the stitch in the ditch is done, so now the fun starts.  FMQ is my favourite part of making a quilt.  I haven't managed to get too far, as yet, but have started adding feathers to the melon pieces.  Happy quilting, all!

Thursday, 3 March 2016

Five Weeks and Counting - This Flu is the Worst!

Despite still suffering with a hacking cough, I have managed to get the last border on my Sutton Grange quilt.  I am not adding the final cable border, as the quilt would be too big to fit in my hanging space.  62 inches is the maximum size I have for hanging - between two wall lights.

It has been so much fun.  Hand applique is SO relaxing and portable.  Now I need to think about how I am going to quilt this.  It is a 'busy' quilt, so there isn't enough room for large quilting motifs. Lots to think about! Happy quilting, all!