Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Is it time for a thimble?

I've had a productive weekend!

I worked out how to attach the walking foot to my machine.

I QUILTED my quilt! Not a very complicated pattern, but mostly successful :-) I discovered that feeding a quilt sandwich through the sewing machine is a good workout.

I made binding using Heather Bailey's very excellent instructions (thanks Leonie!), and attached it.

I'm now in the process of hand stitching the binding to the reverse, so once I'm finished that, it's done! Freaky! Though the speed at which I'm hand sewing may mean that it's not finished for weeks - I have a very sore middle fingertip where I've been pushing the needle through! I've never got the hang of thimbles before, so it might not work, but we'll give it a try :-)


Cheryl Arkison said...

Definitely get a thimble, otherwise you'll never do this again. I have one that sits on my middle finger and that's it. It is big and clunky, but it saves my finger.

Oh, and see if you can find a Kwik Clip for closing all your safety pins - best invention ever.

Gina said...

I think it looks beautiful Anna. I'm sure you'll come to love it all over again now it's done.