Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Yes I Have Been Sewing


Progress on the large mystery quilt. I have the 12 blocks finished, plus the large centre panel. I have basted the quilt together and last night sat down and actually hand quilted around one applique shape on one block. I have machine ditch stitched the 16 blocks . I used a YLI 100 wt silk thread and will use this to hand quilt it. The nylon organza overlay over the blocks means machine quilting could be a problem and I feel it is easier to fudge the quilting by hand.

As this is a special quilt for somebody I dont want to wreck it.

There are 12 blocks this size with a larger centre panel with a scallopped border around the large centre panel and around the outside. Looks like I will be busy doing some quiet sitting and quilting. Glad it's winter here in Australia.