Follow the progress of a beginner quilter working her way through Harriet Hargrave's series of Quilter's Academy Books
Quilter's Academy - Volume 2 - Sophomore Year
Vol 3 - Junior Year
Monday, December 27, 2010
Vol 2 - Project 5.5 - Cabin In The Cotton - Rita's Quilt
The quilting was finished in record time - ready to be gifted to my MIL for Christmas last Saturday. My concerns with washing luckily came to nothing and I was pleased with the overall look of the finished quilt.
Finished and looking pretty!
I was a little heavy-handed with the markers - phew, they washed out completely!
No colour bleeding at all - red and white together is always worry!
After washing and shrinking - this texture from the quilting is just what I was after
The back (where you can actually see the quilting)!
Mother-In-Law Rita likes her new quilt
- a fitting gift for a bed-ridden lady
The drag I was experiencing during the quilting gradually got less and less. Maybe it was all the pins? There were a lot of pins in this quilt, especially in that wide border, and as I removed them the quilt slid more easily under the needle. Or maybe whatever caused the stickiness wore off as the quilting wore on. It's still a mystery, but I have a clue.....................