Wednesday 4 June 2008

I'll never use varigated threat EVER again

Ah, finishing touches, and its only 2am!

Morning Photo....

Quilting detail photo

Thought for the day:

Variagated thread looks beautiful on the cone. But not on my work!. It appears to be a perfect colour match. However once you start stitching, it looks inconsistent....and you cant go back, because unpicking the stitches will disintegrate into little tears on the fabric (on a domestic machine).... this quilt taught me a lot about last minute disasters and late nights. At least for my work and style of quilting, this thread does nothing to assist!

Also, I DO NOT recommend Glad press and stuck so heavily to the fabric that I had to tear it away and then pick at the stubborn strands with tweesers. I never mark anything, but for once I wanted to try a quick tip I'd been let in on....and it was a disaster. I finished (and will now stick to) freehand, like I always have. Thank goodness I only commited this technique to 1 border.

Well, now that I've highlighted all the positive experiences of quilting I will finish by saying that I am greatly relieved that Manor House is packaged and travelling as I type. In fact, it's probably already in Sydney. I just hope that when I see it at the Show that it will be the way I remembered and that I wont be too embaressed. I always like to let quilts sit a few weeks so I can view them with fresh eyes....and with my late night finishing marathon I didnt get the chance.

I will put all this down to 'experience' and move on....

Stencils at the ready!


  1. Lovely blog, lovely work.
    I've just been sent here by Robyn Kirk and I'm pleased to have found you.

  2. It's so nice to know I'm not the only one who leaves things to the final hour, though I must admit this is when I do some of my best work (if nothing goes wrong). Your quilt looks beautiful. I have long been an admirer of your work especially your quilting, look forward to seeing it at the show,
    I am having 2 wonderful 'children free' indulgent days.
    Best Regards
    Rachelle Denneny

  3. Your quilt looks so beautiful. I love the colors!


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