Sunday, 28 October 2012

UFO Sunday

On the Design Wall
I started this quilt while we were still living in New Zealand in December 2007.

I bought a swift quilter quilting frame and after completing 3 smallish quilts, thought I should give this king size quilt a whirl. I don't know I was thinking.

Ugly stitches
I did a pantograph in the border and moved onto the flowers which I tried to echo quilt in a clear thread. This didn't work out too well. I just lacked the skill to FMQ on the frame and couldn't get it right.
So I decided to unpick the clear thread and echo quilt by hand. Again what was I thinking.
I have been working on this quilt on and off for 5 years and dragged it all the way from NZ to South Africa.

After following Leah Day's Free Motion quilt along, various other blog tutorials and craftsy classes,  I feel I have the confidence to get this quilt done. 
I only have 4 more blocks to hand quilt and plan to FMQ the border, just not sure what to do in that space. Taking a page from Leah's book of single focus and cheetah speed maybe even to get it done by end of November.

Fynbos Quilt Challenge

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My entry to Fynbos competition. Crazy about Calico.
We were give 50cm sqaure of calico.