Friday, February 20, 2009

"Fear is that little darkroom where negatives are developed."

- Michael Pritchard



I decided to jump in with both feet and get to quilting this quilt last night. I started by taping the back to the floor which I hadn't thought of doing before and am so glad I read about it somewhere in my travels because it made a world of difference while pinning. I pinned until I didn't have any pins left to pin with and then I took the plunge. So far, I am pleasantly surprised at how smoothly the quilting process is going. I am a little over 1/3 finished (I had to put it aside to watch Grey's otherwise I might have gotten further!) and no major catastrophes to speak of yet...knock on wood. It's all I can think about and I cannot wait to get it in the washer so that I can see those beautiful puckers this style of quilting produces. If you need me tonight, you know where I'll be!

~Sara

5 comments:

Donna said...

i can't believe how good you've gotten in such a short time. I practiced on a bigger piece of quilt sandwich last night and it went slightly better - scared to attempt the quilt - need your opinion - the quilt is very colourful with an off white sashing and back - should I use contrasting thread or cream to blend in? (but it will stand out on the colours)

Sara said...

Hmmm...I think I would use the cream. Once it's washed and the puckers form, the thread isn't as pronounced. I'm always nervous the colored thread is going to run on the white/cream fabric when it's washed.

Sara said...

Or, you could also use contrasting for the colored fabric and then rethread and use cream for the sashing...

Donna said...

That's what I was thinking . . .I likely won't get to it until Sunday . . tonight is Fabricland Member's sale (i need thread. I'm going to resist fabric, or at least try!) and tomorrow is biggest M's 35th bday . .ribfest will ensue.

Sara said...

Pile up on white thread and fabric at the sale, you can never have enough!
Ah! Happy Birthday to Biggest M!