Tuesday, 25 May 2010
After my visit to the quilt show I was totally inspired, I just 'had' to have a go, so here is my very first attempt at a cushion, not finished yet of course, but I am hoping it will magically turn into a cushion cover over night?
After hours of looking at Amazon and on the net for books, I have one magazine on its way, and visiting the library this morning returning with 5 books I have so far flicked through, must sit down and read properly.
Anyone in the know will see there is puckering which I tried to hide with buttons, and some of the stitches caught too, I think mistake number one is the batting is too thick, mistake number 2 was trying metalic thread which clogged up all my machine and took an age to sort out. Meanwhile I started on cover 2, which is hand quilted, I do find this easier but will be next week before I get that one done no doubt. I really need to get to grips with machine quilting somehow...... I do have the walking foot on, but think I need help and a lot more practice.
On a good note, the backpacks are off to the organic farm shop tomorrow, hoping they will sell over the bank holiday weekend, and my friend and I are doing a stall at a dog show on Monday, so everything crossed for that, will probably take the hand quilting with me so I can get something done during the quieter times.
Anyone willing to help with the quilting and give me some pointers would be most welcome, or guide me to a good 'Idiots guide to machine quilting'.