Saturday, April 28, 2012
I will be taking it with me to Toowoomba Quilters on Tuesday, to finish sewing the binding and hanging sleeve on. Then I will only need to finish the quilt bag before it's first Official airing at Queensland Quilters Picnic on Tuesday 8th May.
Monday, April 23, 2012
It is a new machine so I have gone overboard with the quilting to give the machine a good workout. I am learning all about its great features and I am really happy.
The binding will have to wait until next Monday as I have other commitments before then. So hopefully I can sit at TQ next Tuesday and sew the binding down.
Sunday, April 22, 2012
|I float a top when I am putting it on my longarm to quilt it. This means that I only roll the backing fabric onto the rollers.|
|I stitch a horizontal line to hold the wadding to the quilt back, using the horizontal channel lock.|
|I then line up the first internal border with the front edge of the foot, horizontal locks on, and pin, every 2" the top to the wadding and backing making sure the border stays straight.|
|I have quilters clips that I clip to my quilt top roller so that I can give myself a visual reference of where the sides of the quilt, sashing strips in the centre of the quilt, need to be to keep the quilt square|
The quilting of the centre ribbons is more visible - texture wise- from the back of the quilt. The front of the quilt is getting even more movement. There are fern fronds unfurling between the ribbons. I am visualising a great filler between the ribbons and fronds.
I like to put my labels on and then quilt over them, so this was hand stitched on inside the borders, while it was on the frame, as I had already quilted the border before I thought of the label!
Don't think I will get this finished to putting on the binding stage on Monday, so will have to spend some time next weekend quilting it, if I want to take it to TQ on Tuesday 1st May.