Finished DWR

Sunday, February 6, 2011

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I swear, this is the last time I'm ever going to be sewing under duress and the spouse of one of the more heavy duty PLs in his field, I ought to have had a better project plan LOL. I don't know about you, but for me there is never enough of the right fabric in my stash or it might be missing completely. This time I had to order backing from TOB and that Fusions for the border from Hancocks of Paducah.  Plus add the fact that I do suck at the actual quilting. I do have been getting better at sandwiching, but I doubt very much I ever manage to get to Huston standard when it comes to quilting in this lifetime.

This quilt is appr. 120cm wide and 230cm long and wringing it through the Janome 6600 is such a drag that I once again question my sanity when it comes to these matters LOL. Oh my how I long for a state of the art long arm quilt machine - one where you set the measurements and quiltdesigns in some nifty computerprogram, transfer it all to the LA and then set it at go.......If there ever is such a magic machine, they surely don't sell theme here in Sweden , the market is just to small :-(

But here it is, my latest creation - the DWR for my darling MIL

Friday I had to take the day of from work , so I had two days for sewing like crazy. I do not know why, but the blue borders lengthwise came out all wobbly, so when I added the binding it all came out of a skew. So off with it and think long and hard and came up with folding the backing over the front and it did help. I did had enough time at home to finish the top and bottom bindings, so I brought needle and thread and completed it all at my MILs. Arwen my sweetie, just had to check it out and give her approval LOL.

Now if a quilter looked at this bedspread close up she/he would faint cause the seamstressship ain't that good in the inserts and borders - but the actual ringed top is very ok. My MIL just called and told me that she had put it on her bed and it is so beautiful - like a jewel :-D And was so in awe for all the time and effort I have put in to it and then - it's all worth it.

I have no clue on what project to start on next, except for a small padded drawstring bag for a part of the DHs helmet cam. But today I' just going to take it easy and maybe, just maybe clean up my sewing stuff.

It's a beautiful winter day here in Sweden :-)



Anna i Sandviken said...

Så fin den blev! Heja dig, så duktig du är som fick ihop den!

Wolfie said...

Anna - den är snygg på avstånd LOL. Nåja, själva toppen blev rätt lyckad, men av nån anledning blev bårderna alldeles vågiga :-( Så quiltningen av dem fuskade jag faktisk med och hoppas att svärmor inte tvättar den särskilt ofta :-O