Monday, August 23, 2010
So this is some of what I have been doing over the weekend. This quilt is from Kaffe Fassett's book "Country Garden Quilts". It is actually designed by Roberta Horton (p 104). It's a great quilt, very simple in construction but tremendous eye catching appeal with its rainbow of colours. I have been using 4 different thread colours because I thought more colour won't harm but I worry that it may distract from the background.
My problem with previous attempts at big stitches was trying to put too many stitches on the needle at a time. Now, I put one stitch on at a time and it seems to be going OK. Of course, it is slower but the back of the quilt looks uniform, though unfortunately, the stitches are smaller.
It's ironic. I have spent the best part of my quilting life trying to get small stitches and now, here I am trying to get big stitches. The first day, the pad of my left index finger just became a human pincushion. I bought some oval plastic removeable protection that worked well...until I tried to remove it. Ouch!!! I swear some skins cells came off as well and since my finger was already tender I was not happy. Luckily, after 4 more blocks of quilting my finger has toughened up somewhat and I no longer need extra protection.
I think there may just some time for more quilting before dinner...
Posted by liz at 5:58 PM