Monday, 18 February 2013

Behind!!!

I am so behind in my quilting it's not funny! I started my new job four weeks ago and I love it, but it is a lot of work (well, it's full-time and pay and perks have to be earnt somehow!). Since my last post I have...

  • Quilted some more on my D4P - but obviously still not named it lol. I really love the feathers which came from a suggestion Suz made, I also like the wiggly lines that I have tested on one of the strips between the triangle (not a sashing strip but looks like one) - it will bring out the star. But will it be soft enough to sleep under?? Advice, please!!! See, I only use my quilts as day covers, in keeping with my German upbringing lol
I have made my way three quarters across the first two rows of blocks - 6 more rows to go :-)
There'll be lots of threads to bury... and I am yet to quilt feathers in the partial squares around the edges.
  • I have also (finally) picked up again on my Free Challenge Piece for the AQC - pictures are due by 1 March, so I better get to hurry up! I am not entirely sure how much I am allowed to share about it, I have shown you the background here and the chainlink fence here. I have experimented with painting silk chiffon yesterday to layer on top of the green part of the background to give an impression of a flower meadow. As I have powered through my paid work without any break today, I might get into this again before dinner. I have also organised my backing and batting, as well as my template for the sign which will have particular significance in the finished piece - if I ever get it finished!!! It's quite different to what i would make without the self-inflicted threat incentive of entering the competition!
  • My two Tokyo Subway Quilts blocks are still sitting there set out awaiting piecing.
What have you been up to? Linking up to FMQ project UFO Sunday.

Happy Sewing!

3 comments:

  1. I hope you get your quilt finished in time.
    And it was lovely to meet you recently Chick!

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  2. it is so hard to get quilting done when you are juggling work and everything else. Good luck and I hope you meet the deadline

    Cheers Pauline

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  3. Hello, my name is Miep and live in Hastings NZ, I ended up on your blog as I was looking for reviews on the Pfaff Expression 4. Still not sure what to do as I have a Bernina 440QE, very happy with it, but the Pfaff offers a bigger throat, and cut of thread. Have to weigh of if its worth changing, oops did I say that. I mean add another machine in my sewing studio.
    Was lovely looking and reading your blog. Thanks

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