(thanks to mum-in-law for standing on a stool in her garden so I could get this picture!)
The things that drove me bonkers (lessons learnt!) were:
- Quilting a large quilt with a stipple makes your shoulders ache. I snapped 5 needles as the weight of the quilt pulled the needle forward onto the plate..doh. I really need to get over my vanity and get some sexy quilting gloves!
- Do not try to machine-sew a binding on if you are not practiced at it. I ended up unpicking the whole 260+ inches in order to hand-stitch it on properly
- And finally, do not underestimate the time it takes to sew in all the thread ends and trim all other loose thread off...2 hours work I reckon!
Quilt Stats for the bonkers quilt:
Pattern: Large scale disappearing 9 patch
Size: 60" x 72"
Fabrics: All from the stash, I counted 26 different prints and solids.
Backing: Quilt is backed in the black, white and green swirl that appears on the front. This was originally a king-size cotton duvet cover by Hobbs.
Quilting: A large scale free-motion stipple pattern
Anyway, this one is destined for a local shop, but if it doesn't sell it doesn't matter, cos I reckon I can find it a home right here... now..on to the next project :)