Tuesday, 8 March 2011

The thought process.

I am thinking about whether I am going to Quilt this or whether I should pay someone to do it on a long arm machine.
I have never had a quilt quilted before- for one thing it's the expense, and secondly it won't then be all my work.
If I get someone else to do it I will let them sandwich it - I sure thats probably the norm?

If I do it I will have to do it in sections - I can't sandwich such large quilts. So I'd probably do it in 2 or 3 sections. If I do 2 I need to do 2 1/2 blocks wide by 5 long.
If I do 3 I'll do 1 & 1/2, 2 , and 1 & 1/2 blocks wide. So for now I 'll carry on sewing up the strips into "half blocks" - 8 x 17 so I will be able to decide at a later date what I'll do.

I did my log cabin quilt in 3 parts - and that was manageable.

I have this book -
and here are 2 pages of designs from it -

And here is a doodle, I quite fancy doing some more free, fluid lines and fillers.

When I did my sisters quilt - Trip around Ireland - I quilted it with the Baptist fan design. I still have the template, but I feel I should try and learn something new.

I stopped at this field on the way home, all the sheep came over to the fence in eager anticipation.


1 comment:

  1. Yes I know what you mean. To quilt such a large quilt on a "normal" machine is indeed a bit of a problem. You could always ask a long arm quilter to sandwich the quilt for you. They normally offer that service. Then you still can quilt it yourself.