Thursday, February 07, 2008
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.