|++ a bonus picture of the new fence! Fabric and hard landscaping united!|
|Admire my failure to stitch consistently in the ditch!|
- My wadding said you could quilt as far apart as 8”. My squares were 8” so I was initially going to just do lines down the quilt 8” apart, but it really wouldn’t have been enough, so I ended up doing 4” checks. I think you need to quilt it at least this close together.
- Use a strong needle. I broke three needles before I worked out I should use a bigger one.
- Quilt all over first, then fill in after. I was much happier when I had quilted enough that I could take the pins out of my quilt because it had been like wrestling with a demented hedgehog.
- I didn’t use mitred binding, I used Denise’s square binding technique and frankly I think it looks as good as the mitred.
Since I feel I have been through quite an experience with this quilt and am thus going to do the quilting equivalent of an Oscar speech, I would also like to thank Mumma Troll who made a beautiful quilt as a Christmas present for her mum* which inspired me to start my own. Thank you Mumma Troll for sharing your inspirational quilting skillz with the internet! I am now going to go and watch Judge Judy in a slightly cross-eyed fashion and continue crocheting the hideous article which is going to make me look like Mrs Weasley, but in a really bad, non-ironic way.
Quilting. More like an extreme sport than a domestic skill!
* Mum. No.