Friday, January 28, 2011
Last night I finished off my first ever pieced quilt. I have about 4 that I have started, but have gotten to the borders and just ran of inspiration. One is for our own bed, and it needs about 300 2' sqaures cut to make up a diamond like border, now I've got the Accuquilt cutter I will do it as soon as I get time!
This one is made with the Tumbler Die on the Accuquilt GO! Baby, with the 2" strip cutter...but really I didn't need to use that, just a few cuts. Cut in 15 minutes, sewing time about 2 hours, quilting time (free motion) 2 hours total...(had a few breaks to top up the "relaxing" glass of wine) 4 hours later, completely finished. Even I am surprised. I watched a U-Tube video on free motion quilting in the morning, and the lady there said to remember to relax the shoulders, even have a glass of wine! So I waited for a reasonable hour to have a tipple...after 4pm... and boy, did that help!