Sunday, October 24, 2010
So I finally finished off the last quilting bits and pulled out the tacking. Of course it instantly fell to pieces in places so I did what any normal adult would do in this situation. I took it home to my mum and whined until she offered to fix it. Ace.
I learnt a lot doing this quilt, mostly about applique. The whole thing is full of mistakes; I left the bloody freezer paper in a few of the leaves and they are already coming loose, but I love it for what it represents and I love all the fabric which I bought with my mum at the first ever patchwork shop she took me to when I had no idea what I was doing (not that I have much more idea now).
Next a bit of a catch up on some long neglected knitting whilst I contemplate what comes next. I have two quilts to finish, one quilt to make and a lot of other projects to start. I'd really like to start something new but now I am on the finishing things off bus, I feel I should continue... Maybe it's back to the garish Material Obsessions quilt which I feel could well turn out to be... well... gross and is going to be a nightmare as it's cut at 60° which I now realise means all the material stretches and nothing goes together as it should. Oh woe is me. Whatever possessed me? And the thing is huge. I am half tempted not to put the borders on as they will just make it even bigger and more garish.