Monday, October 05, 2009
Finishing my quilt - attaching the binding
Cast your mind back hmmm... 16 months ago and you might remember this quilt that I was working on. Well in true crafting style I left the quilt in a state of mid completion for over a year from being sidetracked by more 'important' things. Okay well starting a new business is a pretty good excuse.
Actually I did have another good excuse - the old Elna Lotus I was working on didn't have a walking foot attachment. So firstly I couldn't actually quilt it, and secondly the last time I tried to machine sew binding without one it was a twisty disaster. And although I have the patience to make lace I do not have the patience to hand stitch binding.
But now! Now that I have my shiny new Janome (and a walking foot attachment courtesy of Pete & his mum - awwwh) I could finally finish it off. Et voila:
My finished quilt - using mostly discontinued designs unfortunately
My finished quilt - zoomy shot
And then I tried to take some pretty, stylised shots of the quilt and realised taking photos of quilts is hard. But I persisted.
With Jhoanna's Peg Bear again - properly this time
On the couch - there are grids everywhere in this photo!
On the bed - hmmm not so sure about this one
So yeah, much fun to be had and now I'd like to make another.
But next up - cushions!