Friday, 4 April 2008

Nearing completion...

What seems like an age ago, I started my first attempt at quilting.

  • I have enjoyed the precision of the cutting out.

  • I overcame my fear of 'random' (I'm an orderly sort of gal) deciding which fabric ought to sit with which fabric.

  • Ivy*, my sewing machine came out of retirement to sew all my patches together.

  • I have had to exercise an awful lot of patience waiting for my backing fabric to arrive from Glorious Color

  • I have relaxed completely while whiling away the hours hand-sewing the layers together, taking advantage of being snuggle under a quilt-in-waiting.

And today, I have neared completion of My First Quilt. The binding is machined on and I am now ready to handsew the back of it.

I'm off to prepare a drum roll for the finished article tomorrow...

*so named, many years ago after Ivy Tilsley of Coronation Street fame, forever at her sewing machine in Mike Baldwin's factory!


  1. Oooh, I remember Ivy Tilsley ... crikey, she was scary, wasn't she? :-O

    I've only ever made one quilt - it took me so long! Looking forward to seeing yours.


  2. I am very much loking froward to seeing the finished quitl!

  3. I'm very excited at the prospect of seeing the finished article!

  4. Ooh, the fabric have you allowed us a peek of looks gorgeous- lovely colours! Can't wait to see the finished article. I agree with Kitty, Ivy was one scary lady, but a great name for your machine!x

  5. looking forward to seeing your finished quilt, it sounds great!
    I think I might be the only person who hasn't named her sewing machine, I feel quite negligent........


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