Wednesday, August 29, 2007

New quilt finished this week

Just finished binding this one at 1:30 this morning. I'll be having lunch with my friend and her husband and wanted to be able to show her the finished quilt. It is a long lap sized to accomodate the taller members of my family. This was the first quilt I've made using my walking foot to quilt it. Can I just say that I'm not too sure I like the walking foot. I didn't feel like I had as much control as I usually do and I couldn't really see the ditch as well. It was easier to go over the intersections, however. I experienced a lot more puckering of the backing fabric than normal. I used it to attach the binding because I was going over so many layers and while hand stitching the binding down, I noticed that the quilt top had a couple of pleats in it. Overall, I don't think this was my best quilt but I still love it for the fabrics I used. This was also my first time using nylon invisible thread during the quilting portion. I only had it break once. I kept checking for breakage because my friend told me she had a big problem with that. Because of the invisibility of it, I couldn't tell, most of the time, where I'd quilted until I looked at the back. I will definitely be using this thread again! Now if I can only get over my fear of free motion.


Mary Sarah said...

Hi! Your quilt turned out great!! I've never used the invisible thread before. I may have to give it a try. I didn't really like using a walking foot at first, but now I do.

Angela :o) said...

I agree with Mary Sarah, the walking foot takes some getting used to.

As for the invisible thread. Be careful of it in the has a nasty habit of melting. So I'd hang your quilt to dry. (LOL not a problem with our 105 days)

Love the quilt....and the colors are stunning!

Love, Ang