19 August 2009

Guess what I'm doing?

quilting in progress
Originally uploaded by allisongryski

I took my unfinished picnic quilt on holiday with me and my Mom helped me pin and baste the layers of the quilt sandwich together. I've started quilting it and boy is it a bit of a beast to manipulate. I'm glad we were so thorough with the sandwich step. I'm feeling quite giddy now that it's finally starting to seem like a Real quilt.


Jessica said... Best Blogger Tips

Pinning and basting the sandwich together well is truly the trick to machine quilting. I can't wait to see how it turns out!!! I do love the fabric you chose.

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Yay! Machine quilting largish quilts is a bear, but you do get better at it with practice. One thing that I found helped me was to pull the table my my sewing machine is on (you look like you've got a built-in cabinet for yours) further out from the wall so that the bunched-up-against-the-wall quilt wasn't causing the machine resistance.

Can't wait to see it when it's finished!