Monday, April 16, 2012

My Almost March Finish

Finally, I have finished my new niece's quilt.  This was supposed to be my March WIP finish but the sewing machine packed it in while I was quilting.  The very wobbly quilting is done prior to our 2 day course with Lorraine Cocker.

I really enjoyed these 2 days.  Lorraine is an excellent teacher and our Apple Pieces Group are so much fun!  I was super chuffed that I learned how to stipple, and how to McTavish, and lots of other clever free motion designs too.  Unfortunately my machine played up so much that I had to use Lorraine's Pfaff Quilters Expression 4.0 on the Sunday - not good at all! It was like going from driving a clapped out old mini to a porsche and so now of course I REALLY want one!!!
My Janome has now been semi-fixed.  Enough to finish this quilt but the problem is still there and I have to keep stopping and re-positioning the bobbin case every so often.
Not great photos but hopefully you can see that my quilting is definitely on the improve and now I am HOOKED.  I have the next quilt pin basted and ready to go!

7 comments:

Emma said...

Great work on the quilting! Did you want to pick up your quilt this week? I'm in and out, but around most days.

The Handmaden said...

Oh Nell, it's so gorgeous!!
Thank goodness the machine is fixed ;)

Frogs 'n' Fairies said...

Wow!!!! That quilting is amazing I think you are becoming an expert at this. I am so impressed.

kpmidd said...

Such a beautiful quilt - I love the colours you've used!

Celtic Thistle said...

Lovely quilt and congratulations on another finish!

amummy said...

Your quilt is gorgeous.

Kiwifruit-Shiree said...

that is a very beautiful quilt!!