Friday, April 16, 2010

Amimal Quilt finished

I have finished the Animal Quilt. I can't find my camera so the photo will have to wait.

I learnt so much by quilting this quilt. I am happy with the finished product. I quilted in the ditch around the blocks and was going to attempt to stipple the border. I chickened out, or should I say, I thought that to write the word WILD around the 5" border would be more in keeping with the theme. I can't write very well, but I perserved and it does not matter.

I am so proud of this quilt as it is the first that I have designed and put together with out any help from experienced quilters. Go me

I learnt to match the colour of the bobbin thread to the backing is most important if you don't want all your wonky lines to show up. I also learnt that if you do that, only you can see your wonky lines.
Getting some hand work ready for our holiday in May.
The picture is of my first ever quilt, a printed panel, which a friend helped me peice together and then I hand quilted it. I then made another in a green colourway. Still hand quilted. I intend to redo the binding now I know how to. The trick is to find the time (or is it motivation) to revist a finished quilt when there are so may more new ones to do
Enjoy your day

1 comment:

Kim said...

Welcome to blog land........
Oh yes we all love hearing from others about our efforts :0).

You have asked the million dollar it time or effort
needed to finish projects before we start more? Oh, I for one never just have one in progress......always too many!

Happy sewing