Friday, December 11, 2009

Current insanity

This may be one of those seemed like a good idea at the time type projects. In fact the time it seemed like a good idea might have only been the bit before I started but who knows, it may get better. There are some good points to this project, the main one being it is smaller than the one I really wanted to make. With the amount of work involved that could be claimed as a sure sign of good sense except the only reason it isn't bigger is that I couldn't find a bigger piece of fabric that would work with the idea. This is also the second take, I've already had to unpick once. Boy am I glad I found the video on skinning a quilt. It was a lot easier than any other method I've found.


I am also very pleased to be trying this idea. It is hard work and I am having to learn new skills, but it is so much better than just sitting thinking about it. It will be interesting to see how much I improve over the course of the project. I am hoping when I need to quilt the focal points I will have improved enough to make a good job of them. I have at least learned one thing I don't like so won't repeat somewhere more prominent. Now I guess I should go and do a bit more quilting on it. Tomorrow I won't get much quilting done as I will be teaching 10 others to do it down in Putney. I am sure we will have a lot of fun, and I will get to rest my shoulders.

7 comments:

Vicki W said...

Very pretty!

Michele said...

Awesome! I can't wait to see more.

Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

That's just beautiful...I love it!

Mimi said...

I'm in awe!!!

Ferret said...

Thanks for the votes of confidence. Up close I wasn't too sure about it, but is does look better when you aren't studying every molecule in the thread :)

Susan S said...

It is gorgeous---but how does one skin a quilt?????????

Trudi said...

Beautiful! I found the 'skinning' vid too! much easier!