I can't believe I have finished something..........
especially when you stop to consider all the help I got from Mittens .... with the machine sewing ..
and Ginger with the hand sewing !!
So here it is finally finished.
Straight Line Quilting.
One of the bloggers I follow was making a wonderful quilt, which she did some amazing straight line quilting on. I have tried to do this in the past with disappointing results. I hadn't realized all the stitching has to go in the same direction. It seems pretty obvious now, but most of my quilting is by hand so I had just dismissed my disasters and plodded on with my thimble firmly stuck to my finger. Just before Christmas I became the coordinator in Shetland for Project Linus, and with the best will in the world, there was no way I could hand quilt all the quilts I need to finish off. So I have made a tentative start.
Although Mittens had other ideas...
... and quilting soon ground to a halt.
My lovely family have done this for me.
They have set up the sewing machine in the kitchen on a my wash stand. This means I have more chance of keeping the cats at bay and I can easily get to my machine in a cosy room whilst the house is in up roar with redecorating.