Well the sassy triangle quilt is finished!!! Sunday I thought this machine quilting I will master, well I tried it on a small piece and yes it fed through beautifully and even managed to use a fancy stitch so loaded up the quilt and disaster, the weight of the quilt was too much and it would not feed so gave up! Decided I would draw circles and hexagons all over it and hand quilt. Spent the day doing this but only got about a quarter of the way and did not like what I had done so monday came and decided I would not be beaten so out came the machine again, decided I needed to lift the weight off the machine so put 2 coffee tables on top of each other next to my left hand side which took the weight and used a longer stitch guess what IT WORKED. Have to own up to the lines not been very straight but when I get better will unpick and re do them. I am feeling so pleased with myself. The binding I made from various lengths of the left over fabric which has worked quilt well. Yesterday the quilt went into the wash, confound it the washable pen I used to draw the circles and hexies has not washed out properly, not sure why as it washed out on a previous piece, fortunately I had only done them on the first 4 rows.It was a bit of a bore unpicking the hand quilting and after washing found one circle I had missed so must do that now the quilt is dry
I wonder why there is so little about the quilting of quilts, I have lots of books but only one seems to give much information and the magazines seem to be great at the piecing process but say quilt as desired! I am sure someone could bring out a book to help us beginners.