Thursday, 30 June 2011

Finished My Quilt.

Well folks it's been a steep learning curve for me but I have finished my Freedom Experiment 1 quilt for the Brit Quilt Swap. I must admit I've thoroughly enjoyed myself on this project from start to finish.

With this being the first quilt swap I've been involved in I didn't realise that there is so much more to a quilt swap than just making a quilt. There is the friendships you make by being involved and also the diverse range of discussion topics that are posted to join in with and last but not least there is the advice and support that you receive from other participants in these swaps.

It's hard to believe that it's coming to an end but I shall definitely be taking part in the discussions that take place during the Doll Quilt Swap that will be starting fairly soon.

In the meantime though I shall be continuing my QAL quilt that I started some time ago with Lily's Quilts.
Now that I have discovered the world of blog I shall be starting to blog my progress on this project and on another couple that I've started and not finished yet.

I wonder if in the world of quilting, stitchery and cross stitching it's the norm to jump from one project to another. Anyway I will blog again soon and in the meantime I shall just hope my partner likes her quilt and the goodies I shall be sending along with it.

Saturday, 25 June 2011

Almost The End Of My First Quilt Swap.

Well It's been an exciting yet infuriating, relaxing but stressful, most enjoyable though sometimes really hard work taking part in my first quilt swap ever. I know that I haven't blogged about my progress for a while but between dealing with personal stuff and trying to control the sewing machine without my beloved walking foot I've had quite a lot of unpicking and re-sewing to do. Surprisingly enough though I found the pebbling to be the easiest part of quilting which probably lured me into a false sense of security and this is why I think it all went wrong and caused me four days worth of unpicking to do.
It was, however, a steep learning curve and I'm glad to say that the sense of achievement I now feel was well worth all the ups and downs. I must admit though there have been far more ups than downs.
I will be spending the next couple of days adding the binding to my Freedom Experiment Quilt then I shall be adding the label. Which is minus the name of the person it's intended for. It is a secret after all and if you are my partner I hope you like it because I really worked hard on it and tried my best to make you a beautiful quilt.
I would just like to thank everyone for all your really supportive comments throughout this quilt swap and especially the girls who have made my sides sore with laughter throughout this swap with the comments and conversations that have declined hilariously into chaos on flickr.
Anyway enough brown nosing and back to my binding.