Sunday, April 12, 2009

Completed!



I've actually finished the Red, Black and White quilt. This really has taken rather too long to finish off. Today, all I needed to do was to finish the last section of the binding. This was hand finished so that I could get the two edgings to match up.



This quilt is completely reversible, with a repeating block of mixed colours on the other side.



Felix has been nagging me to get on with the Travellers Chuck. This is moving more slowly than I would like, since the thread is repeatedly breaking, or shredding. I have been continually changing the needles - trying first a quilting needle, then when that broke, replaced it. Then the thread started messing around. Its been a frustrating journey. The quilting goes well for a short time, then I find myself rethreading, replacing needles, and so on. I am using the machine with the feed dogs dropped and my darning foot in place. I have also restricted the speed so that I am not moving too fast for the thread. I have now run out of quilting needles, so I am using an embroidery needle. Any advice to save my sanity?



Trying to avoid sleeping cats does not help...........................



This is what it looks like so far. Probably insanely fussy, but I am quite pleased with it.
My knitting carries on in the evenings, or when the quilting has really got me too irritated to continue.

5 comments:

Toni said...

Wow! A reversible quilt--that is so impressive!!!!

Mandy said...

Thanks. This is the first time that I have tried to make a fully reversible quilt.

donnac1968 said...

I love that it is reversible and in two completely different colour schemes.

Aunt Spicy said...

Seriously? I am just amazed! The red/black/white side is gorgeous as it is...but then adding the reverse side...well it is stunning!

Mandy said...

Thank you Donna and Aunt Spicy for your kind comments.