I have a large quilting project looming, so before I get started next week I wanted to try and clear a couple of current projects to make some room. Earlier this week I had the house to myself for a couple of days, so I dragged my sewing machine and bits out of my craft room and down to the dining room table.
The big pile of pink was supposed to be a Christmas gift but it didn’t quite happen in time… Nevertheless, it is now quilted and almost ready to be given next time. It’s the most heavily quilted piece I’ve done with lots of free-motion and straight lines spiraling round the border – I love it.
I’m glad I got some practice in with Penny’s quilt first as quilting this way feels so much more natural now. I find it quite hard on my hands and wrists, though I’m sure this is to do with my self-taught technique. I think I’ll find a more comfortable way eventually.
I even managed to sew the binding onto both. I have another trip up north to my parents planned next week (with Penny this time, so there will be dog walking on the beach!), and I’m going to take both quilts up with me and try to get the binding hand-sewn down away from the distraction of my sewing machine, we’ll see… This is going to be a busy month, my basket of projects with March deadlines is overflowing already!