Thursday, 23 January 2014

Ta da!

"Never stop just because you feel defeated. 
The journey to the other side is attainable only after great suffering"
 Santosh Kalwar

The owl challenge is done!!!

At least I still have to hem the edge but the interminable machine quilting is finished! Despite it being secret business I am so full of triumph that I am going to share it here... today!

Actually there is very little quilting on it, rather lots of stop/start which destroys any rhythm but gives you a satisfying feeling every time you drop the needle and trap the fabric under the bouncy presser foot, and a thrill if you can land it in the right spot! 

It has been a long journey though, from the first excitement and hundreds of ideas of what a wonderful artistic piece it would be, through the procrastinating to the final (desperate) decision to do what will take least time, see what you can learn, if anything and just get it done in time. Actually I think a lot of my school life ran on this principle.

Things I have learned include to change the needle before starting, some threads work better than others, the quilting table could really use non slip legs, listen more carefully when my friend Fiona Quilting Diva sounds doubtful about lots of quilting stops and starts and that it doesn't matter if you aren't going to shine, as long as you have a go.


The moment is here...

hot from the sewing machine...

exclusively previewing only on this blog...


Cheers, Christine


  1. Great post ... Sneaky peak very sneaky!!!!

  2. That's what I call a great sneaky peek :-)