Friday, October 22, 2010
I saw Patsy Thompson had posted about her pattern for exploding feathers on her blog so had a go and then ordered the second feather DVD that it's featured on. I can now quilt the feather shape in any direction, my stitches are becoming more even and I can even backtrack pretty well now.
I washed it in the washing machine, hung it out on the line for about 15 minutes just to start off the drying and then lay it flat on the lounge room carpet with the overhead fan to finish drying it and get it as flat as it could be. It's quilted with Hobbs Heirloom wool batting and #60 Mettler 2 ply cotton.
It's about 80" square.
Got that done in time before this storm with thunder, lightening, rain and hail hit. It was all a bit rushed but I really raced to get this finished so I can deliver this one in person.
I'm taking off to New Zealand in the morning to catch up with all the family, Mr Quiltsalott is joining me in a week and so the blog could get pretty quiet for the next few weeks. Forgive me if it takes me a couple of days or more to catch up with comments and your blogs. I'm off to bed, I have to drag myself up at 3a.m.