Monday, 31 August 2009

New Project

The eagle-eyed amongst you might have spotted that I bought a Sandie Lush pattern at Festival. Those of you who know me probably thought it was a present for someone else - it isn't! I hear gasps of astonishment all round, a HAND quilting project??? Yup, that's the plan. One of my good quilting buddies has made the most exquisite cot quilt and raved about how relaxing and enjoyable it was to make. She helped me choose the pattern at Festival, and now I'm set to go. One little teeny bit of information she didn't mention - just how long it takes to get the pattern from the paper onto the fabric LOL! My arms really ache from doing it all at the window (it's taken several sessions over 3 days), next time I do anything like this I will beg, borrow or steal (or make!) a proper light box. I've marked it up with a washaway pen, fingers crossed it disappears when I wash the quilt. PS - don't hold your breaths for any updates on this quilt, it's one thing to say I'm going to hand quilt something, it's another for it to get done :o)!


  1. That's one of the great things about a handquilting project - no one expects it to be finished quickly. The other great thing about it is that it can be done in company of others instead of having to shut yourself away to sew.

  2. Probably too late to suggest you set a large piece of acrylic or tougened glass above a table lamp and work on the flat . . .

    Don't you have a glass top on the breakfast table in your conservatory (and would Lumberjack have a conniption fit if you moved it to use as a drawing board?)

  3. Sandies designs flow so beautifully that it will be finished before you you know it! It is also very addictive - don't ask me how I know!