Sunday, April 12, 2009
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.