Thursday, 2 July 2015
Lone Star Quilt
If you have been following this blog for a while you may remember that I made a Lone Star quilt top in 2013. I had a go at quilting it, but didn't like the result at all, and put it away.
A few weeks ago I finally dug it up again and unpicked all the quilting stitches (that was no fun at all). I still loved the top and decided to have it quilted by a long-arm quilter. I approached a number of them in the greater Brisbane area. Quite a few said they couldn't do what I wanted (an overall grid pattern) and the ones who could just didn't get back to me when I tried to make an appointment to drop the quilt off.
In the end I got so frustrated that I decided to quilt it myself after all. I kept it very simple, just straight lines in the ditch. Quilting is my least favourite part of the quiltmaking process (especially a large quilt like this one), but I have discovered that in combination with an audio book it actually isn't that bad. (I listened to the books of Liane Moriarty, read by Caroline Lee, and absolutely loved them!)
We've just spent a few days in Caloundra, where two of my boys had a gymnastics competition on the weekend. I had brought the quilt with me and on Sunday night I finished hand-sewing the binding. Of course it had to go on our bed!
Monday was a rainy day, but Tuesday was perfect for a mini photo shoot:
Now we are back home, and the boys helped me make some more photos. I am so in love with this quilt, and so happy I decided to finish it after all!