Monday, 20 September 2010
Quilting with the curtains closed
I have finally got past the tiresome piecing stage and begun the happy task of quilting. The voile is a slippery eel to work with though...it repelled the masking tape needed to hold the stretched backing to the floor and was eventually only stilled by sticking pins straight through its layers into the carpet beneath.
Its lively nature does of course give even more cause for donning the strange quilting gloves that help to grip the material...they make me feel as though I'm in the midst of carrying out a crime though...so I closed the curtains (in the very unlikely event that a binocular-carrying quilt-spotter was out and about) and carried out my quilting crimes unwatched: a low-key affair that has, so far, only involved whizzing up and down the quilt in straight lines, devoid of even the smallest mishap or expletive.
So it would all be going swimmingly if only I had enough suitably coloured voile left for the binding...unfortunately, I don't. I will think about that tomorrow.