Saturday, 7 March 2015

  • Today I have laid out quilt as you go blocks and setting squares and written a finishing to do list which seems rather daunting: draft and cut and quilt corner squares, join all the blocks together stopping to hand sew the joins on the back, then cut and sandwich the borders and add. After that the binding, labelling and adding a sleeve won't be too bad. Meanwhile another quilt is sandwiched and awaiting quilting but I find machine quilting hard work and yet another quilt top is awaiting sandwiching, again with the thought of quilting it. Oh woe! I do use a longarmer from time to time but can't quite get over the idea this is somehow cheating apart from the expense. Oh to have the the US tradition of sending quilts out for quilting or engaging the help of a group of friends with the clearest of consciences. I do like to have hand quilting on the go too but can't keep up with my output. I like to piece.
  • Corner HST's not done done yet

    I laid the prepped applique pieces out loosely on the setting triangles. Now each
    set has gone into its own little bag labelled
     Top left corner, bottom middle etc
    so when I've attached them to the triangles I'll know where they are to go.

3 comments:

Mad about Craft said...

I have the same dilemma.

Julie Fukuda said...

Wow, I would like to have the problem of too many quilts to finish. It looks great.

Tracy Aplin said...

Amazing Mary! Love the dragonflys x