Tuesday, January 29, 2008
MAM on the Machine
This morning I pinned the MAM quilt on to the machine. Actually I did it twice. I was about to start pinning the top on when I realized I had the backing on inside out. I spent half an hour re-doing that. I decided on this one to try some free motion. The borders are vines and the blocks are spirals. If I were doing it again I'd make the spirals a bit tighter. It's good practise though, and the quilting won't show up that much on such a busy front. I could also go back into it and add another layer of quilting. I do enjoy free montion more that following a panto, although the results look a lot less professional.
I also tried floating the top on this one. I'll know how it worked when I get it off the machine. I will also have to pin it on sideways to do the side borders. I haven't done that before either.
Today the wind chill was at -45. Australia is looking better and better.