Do you ever have days where you just were not meant to be sewing? You know, when the bobbin does not wind properly, you jam the sewing machine, you can't thread the needle, nor match the simplest of seams together? Well, Friday and Saturday were both those sort of days for me. I should have walked away, but you know when you have set your mind to something, you just persevere. The end result of those two sewing days was this quilt:
Despite my sewing issues it has turned into a pretty quilt. I don't do "pretty" very often, and although I like this quilt, I don't love it.
The quilt is made from 3 inch squares (finished size) and measures 48.5 inches square, in pink and green fabrics with a solid white alternating fabric. The solid white fabric used here is Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton Solid in White.
I have basted this quilt ready for quilting. I even managed to cut the batting too small for this quilt, and now know how to join two pieces of batting using a zig zag stitch. I abutted the two pieces of batting together, without overlapping, and zigzagged across the join.
It was surprisingly easy to do, and if you use matching color thread, this seam is invisible in the quilt. The batting I used was Matilda's Own Cotton(40%)/Wool Blend(60%).
I am hoping today is a better sewing day as I have a lot of quilting to do, otherwise, I will be spending even more time bonding with my quick unpick!