Thursday, February 07, 2008

Quilting...

I really want to crochet a ripple afghan like this one BUT I have promised myself to finish the patchwork quilt I started sometime in 2007 first. So I took the quilt top out from it´s hiding place, pieced together some batting (wool fleece I had in my fabric cupboard) and cut up some old bed-linen to use as backing. I read Amy Karol´s instructions again from the book The Crafter´s Companion , which is still one of my all time favourite books. I sandwiched together the finished top, batting and back, pinned it all together starting from the center - this took ages as the quilt is 150cm x 210cm (that´s 60inches x 85inches). There is no way I could get all this fabric under my sewing machine so I am hand quilting it. This article Amanda linked to came at just the right time - hand sewing makes you slow down and take time to think while stitching. I am sure that slowing down is essential when trying to live by my motto for 2008.

4 comments:

liz elayne said...

i am currently struggling with my ripple blanket right now. ugh. i am waiting for the book vintage crochet to get here so that i can use the pattern in that book - i think the pattern i am using is off (because, of course, it can't be me!!! hee, hee.) maybe we will be rippling together...

and i am SO IMPRESSED (imagine that as me cheering, not yelling) that you are handquilting. i really want to make a quilt this year...this spring/summer. yep. i am gonna do it! can't wait to hear more about your experience handquiting. from the pictures, your quilt looks beautiful...

Alicia P. said...

Absolutely gorgeous quilt. Worth taking your time on :-)

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Your quilt is going to be beautiful when its finished..x0

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