Joyfully sharing my quilting journey and other bits and pieces that make up daily life.
Saturday, August 2, 2014
It is Coming Together
I finished putting the flimsy together for Carol's cuddle quilt. I honestly couldn't be happier with the way it has come together. The only thing that would make it better would be to quilt it and I definitely 'think' I have that under control.
I made the backing yesterday and I loaded it on the frame this morning. I have been trying to overcome tension issues with each quilt that I put on the frame and sometimes I am successful and other times - not so much! I am happier with the quality of the stitching although I still need to work on it. Before I loaded this quilt I made a small fabric and batting sandwich and put it on the frame and used two different colours of thread in the bobbin and the top. When I did a bit of practice stitching it really did show how out of whack my settings were.
I am moving right along and am nearing the half way point with the quilting. I would love to have it done today so that it is ready and waiting for me when I have the time available to work on the binding over the next few days.