Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Sea Green Done?
After way too long, here it finally is. Yesterday had some sunshine so I hung it outside for the pic. The pic of the back has the sun shining thu and shows the design of the front coming thu. I wish it actually did that. It is 47 x 64 inches which should be good for a nice cover up for the reclining chair. I said I would make a quilt for a raffle. This is the first time I ever did anything like this and thought it should be a full size bed quilt. But I didn't want to pay to have it long arm quilted. So I've been trying to figure a way to do it on my sewing machine. First I decided on a smaller one. Then tried and unsewed. My problem is definitely in doing the sandwiching. So I thought I'd match the front and back at the corners of each block. That was a lot of work but seemed to work, at least after I ironed the finished quilt. I used my walking foot and sewed around the darker patterned parts. I have many knots and just locked them on the machine. I know I'm suppose to hand tie them all but .... I am thinking it needs something in the middle of the green blocks, not to hold them together but to look nicer. What do you think. I could maybe try some hand quilting. But do I want to mess with this quilt any more? One of my problems all along has been that I needed this quilt to apeal to the general Florida public and not be what I liked. I'm back to finishing my friend's book. It WILL be done this week. I'm also trying to get ready to join the migrating birds and head south. They have been grouping up for the last month. I plan to go the end of October.