Sunday, February 25, 2007

Quilt 'til You Wilt!

10 hours of quilting and female bonding! Saturday, Christine and I went to our guild's Quilt 'til You Wilt day at the Stoneridge Inn. It was lovely! Coffee, tea, lunch and supper and a day of non-stop quilting!


I brought my Suske (McKenna Ryan 'Dora' pattern) wall hanging. I had fused the pieces on but I had not appliqued it yet. This was a perfect project to work on, because there were so many small pieces to sew down, I would need a good block of time for this. I used invisible thread on top and black in the bobbin for the dark pieces and off-white for the light pieces.


It's my first applique of this type, and I'm not sure I'm the right sort for this. The bonding stuff gums up your needle and sometimes it leaves big needle holes, which might have been a tension problem, I'm not sure. I think I will embellish a bit with some hand embroidery to distract from the slightly sloppy sewing I did around the flowers. Those petals were difficult! Christine said when people are looking at the wall hanging they are looking at the big picture and not so much the tiny details. After I finished that, I was able to work on 'Suske II: Split Personality' and I finished my applique on 'Echt Hollands'. A truly productive quilty day!

5 comments:

gwen said...

I can´t see any hole there. What a great idea and for you luck to have a whole day just for quilting. You used it up well!

YankeeQuilter said...

What a great day...gummy needles - don't you just hate 'em. That is right up there with breaking thread and pins that bend...

anne bebbington said...

Looks a very luxurious venue for a quilting day - love those flowers

Darcie said...

Looks like beautiful progress! Can we see more?!

And speaking of the holes that you are concerned about: as Heather Mulder Petersen (sp?) quoted her grandmother as saying...'if you can't see it from a galloping horse...it's good enough.' (Or something like that.)

Finn said...

Hi ho, what a great looking place to have a retreat! Sounds like you had an excellent time and got lots done! Love the split personality you show below...great fabrics! Hugs, Finn