Thursday, July 28, 2005

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Loops and swirls

Let's be honest - machine quilting is not my favourite thing to do in the world. I feel like Steve Irwin wrestling an enormous crocodile as I feed 3 layers of fibre through a machine which always seems reluctant to cooperate.

Oh to be Hermione Granger and able to wave a magic wand, mutter Quiltus expectra! and have the quilt quilted to order!

Given that I am a mere Muggle, I got the machine out and made a start tonight. Two-thirds of the embroidered blocks are now done, and I expect all the embroidered blocks to be done by the end of the night.

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I'm trying not to get too excited - I've barely made a dent in the whole quilt.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005


The basting. It is done.

Procrastination (AKA Canberra Quilt Show 2005 entry)

I have been off work with a bad cold for the last 3 days. Before that, I was in Melbourne for a week for holidays.

My 2005 show quilt top has been finished for over a month. But it is still not quilted. Nor even basted...

So with a tissue shoved up each nostril, I just taped my backing, batting and top to the floor. That exhausted me so much I needed a cup of tea and a lie down.

Maybe it will get basted today...or not... I have until the first week of August to get it quilted, bound, labelled and delivered.