My darling children went back to school today! And Chloe was at creche. I took the day off work being their first day back and all - so what do you know? I had the WHOLE day free for uninterrupted sewing! I laid out Chloe's quilt last night, ready to baste this morning, and by 10am - I got cracking! This quilt is actually much bigger than I had remembered, so I started having a little panic about how the hell I was going to quilt it? I put some tunes on, and got my pinning on, in an attempt to put the quilting to the back of my mind. Failed. Only managed to stab myself once, but got a drop of blood on the quilt! Suggestions as to how I get that off would be most appreciated. I had heard of putting your own saliva on it to remove it - but that did not work for me!
About three quarters of the way pinned, and I ran out of pins. So I jumped in the car and went to TWO local quilting stores - the first one was sold out of pins AND quilting gloves, which I've had recommended to me to use. But I must put in a mention to this little store - Lilly Patches. The lady who runs it is just lovely, and we had a great chat - particularly about the vast variety of Aboriginal fabric she stocks, that is traditionally painted, and then made in to fabric in Collingwood, here in Victoria. So if you're ever in Boronia - pop in there!
I digress. I headed to the next store to find they had the pins but no gloves. So off to Coles I went. Got me some gardening gloves!
|The best $4 I've ever spent!|
Once home, I asked for some advice in my quilting group, as to how I should quilt this baby? I ended up going with a meandering pattern - basically just winging it! Five hours later and I must say - I'm extremely happy with how it turned out!
|The back is a lovely light grey.|
|The gorgeous front!|
Now I just have to find the binding fabric and finish it off! I've followed THIS tutorial over at Samelia's Mum's Blog.
And the other W.I.P. that I think will be featured for the next few weeks is the Kissing Fish Quilt. I'm getting somewhere
fast slowly on the HST's.......66 down - 44 to go! Definitely a marathon opposed to a sprint this one!
I'm linking up......
PS. The GIVEAWAY winners were announced this morning - in case you missed it! Thanks again to everyone for entering!