zaterdag 30 april 2011

april finished .... quilt finished !

Today is Koninginnedag (Queen's day) in Holland.
It's a day that a considerable part of our country is coloured
orange !
I like that colour but I didn't join the party.

Our queen (with a lot of her family)
celebrates her "birthday"
somewhere in Holland.
Though her real birthday is in Januari ...
but then it's a bit too cold to celebrate outside,
so she decided to stick with the date of her mother's birthday
for all the festivities.

I didn't go out or watch t.v.
because I wanted to finish my
Caterpillar quilt
... and I did !

After adding a lot of hand stitching
I put the machine on the table again :
I finally had to tackle the problem of the sides,
but a "normal" quilt binding didn't fitt to the design, so

I know from experience
that making a "zig zag" stitched border
can go terribly wrong !

After a few try outs I solved the problem
with this special press foot
(although it still wasn't easy)

Then I fixed the sleeve at the back
and added the parts that "stand out", after making them a bit stiffer
with some dissolved "water soluble fabric"

This is all you get right now ....

When the new owner has the quilt
then  I will show the whole picture.

3 opmerkingen:

  1. Well done... being a January child myself, I sympathize with your queen... - I quite liked the photos from her Berlin visit - what hats! (the daughter-in-law too), and major Wowereit walking behind, holding an umbrella for her just about big enough to cover the hat...;)

  2. Looks fantastic - can't wait to see the whole thing. Gilly

  3. I want to see!!!! (Love the notion of ORANGE everywhere - one of my favorite colors).