Now, I know that all the tutorials out there say don't start on a big quilt....well, I had a biggish quilt to do, but only strips of it
I think for a first attempt its ok
This is the back, the red looks great against the yellow
This is a string quilt that Beccy made with a load of scraps when I was doing mine. She worked like a woman possesed on the sewing machine, and then once all her blocks were done it got left!
Remember all the frustating bits? This is all of my unpicking from today :-)
|this is a large ice cream tub - there are about 2 reels of thread in here!|
I had times when the tension went completely wrong, for no apparant reason, resulting in lots of unpicking and my thread kept snapping. But the more I did it the more I realised why theses mistakes were happening. I just walked away and then came back again later. My back and my neck are killing me - call this a fun, relaxing hobby!
I havn't finished yet, still about half to go, but I have run out of thread!
Back to work tomorrow and friday, but only for 4 hours each day, I can cope with that: and then another two weeks off!