Friday, 6 July 2007

Thank God It's Done !







Yippee ! Millies quilt is finished except for the hand sewing of the binding----boy did I have some fun with this !!



I quilted it on my ordinary sewing machine and what should have been a quick and easy job turned out to give me a whole extra batch of grey hairs -lol ! My machine nearly went through the window I can tell you ! I have quilted loads on here with no problems but for some unknown reason it decided to play havoc with this quilt. The stitching was great on the top but on the back was like spaghetti junction......talk about crows nests !! For 2 hours I re-threaded, took off the foot plate- de-fluffed - searched for loose threads - tried again -re-threaded - adjusted tension....still no better. After wasting so much thread and unpicking countless times I was at my wits end. Eventually I decided to re-wind the thread on to a different bobbin and hey presto !! As if by magic it worked a treat. Now these 2 bobbins were bought together from the same place and looked identical in every way - I ask you !! I've thrown the rogue one away - what a palaver ( as my mum would say ! )



Anyway its done and although my machine quilting is not the best I'm sure Millie won't be too critical - she is only 3 ! ! Since I backed it with fleece I've sewn the binding on the back and will flip it over to the front to stitch down as I find this easier. I will do that tonight in bed -I LOVE binding !! This weekend I will do a bit more of my new English PP quilt that I started. I will try and post a couple of pictures of what I've done so far. I had a good hour last night cutting out the papers so I'm all prepared.



Lastly here is my dd - Jess ! She will very rarely pose for a camera unless she is pulling a silly face or something - this is just typical of her !!

11 comments:

Pieces From Me said...

Millie's quilt is WONDERFUL! That was quick!!

Floss said...

That when together very quickly, I think you quilting looks great. Millie should love it.

Dawn said...

Oh Millie's quilt is wonderful! And I love Jess's picture! She has got to be fun to be around!

swooze said...

Wow the quilt turned out awesome! Yes I hate uncooperative sewing machines!

Sarah Nopp said...

You are such a speedy piecer! I am quite impressed. And it turned out very nicely too.

Annie said...

Your quilt turned out great!! and you did that lick-ity-split fast!!! Great colors........so full of fun

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

That's great that you finished the quilt, it looks lovely, but I feel your quilting pain. It's funny how the bobbin would make all the difference. To stop this happening at the back I always bring the bobbin thread to the front of the work before I start quilting. You pull it up after the first stitch in the same way you pull the bobbin thread up when putting a new bobbin in. Does that make sense?

anne bebbington said...

Doesn't it just wind you up when machines do that - love Millie's quilt - another pattern I keep meaning to have a go at - it looks beautiful in the fabrics you chose adn so quick!

Pam said...

The quilt looks great - so colourful. I'm sure she will love it. Since you backed it with fleece did you then not put batting in it? I bet is is nice a warm and snuggly backed with fleece.

I love to sew the binding as well - the quilt looks so "finished" as you sew - makes me feel good - LOL

Karol-Ann said...

Well done! It looks great. I just love that 'just finished a quilt' feeling.

Helen in the UK said...

Love this quilt - great colours and pattern. I certainly wouldn't say this looks simple, but you sure got it done quickly. Congrats :)