Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Catching up

Again, I've been busy quilting, but haven't blogged about it. After finishing quilting Monswoon, I got on with the triangle quilt. I finished the top, then found that my remaining backing fabric was just a little short after cutting what I needed for the top. So pieced a strip from the triangles left over from the border and used that to connect the two different colours on the backing (I added some of the other solid I used on the front). I'm really pleased with the effect.

This is about 1/4 of the back. I quilted a ribbon along the solid 'path' on the front, then filled the gaps with an open feather. It's now ready to bind.

Once that was done, I sandwiched and quilted a smaller customer quilt, which is now finished, parcelled and ready to post back later this morning. I also pieced together the batting for the little quilt James is making from a pile of offcuts. Why is it that I feel so virtuous when I do that?!

School went back after the holidays yesterday, and I must say I'm quite happy to have Tuesdays back to myself for a while. Today I want to start appliqueing the myriad butterflies which I set aside way back here, when my old machine just wouldn't FMQ satisfactorily.

1 comment:

Vicki W said...

Yay, the butterfly quilt!