Saturday, March 8, 2014

Quilt progress?

Well very slow progress is being made with my tulip quilt for the Springwood Quilt Show, though in a sign of optimism I did drop off my entry form yesterday, so now I am committed to finish it otherwise there will be a blank space at the quilt show. I am very well known for procrastination (my mother says  it is my middle name, and often quotes "procrastination is the thief of time". So I have been doing things other than quilting.

Dead heading agapanthus so that their seed does not spread into the bush. Whilst in the garden I found our very overgrown and forgotten cumquat tree.

What to do with all this fruit? My son M said "Don't preserve them in brandy, they were awful when you did that". I had some very ripe bananas, so had to make a banana cake.

I managed to take a photo before my sons scoffed the lot. And then I did some quilting. I love the look of hand quilting as it progresses and you get that puffy look. I can't quilt using a bare finger underneath, for years I have been using this great little gadget (I am also known for loving gadgets) TJ's quick quilter. This is my second one as I managed to wear out the first one that I had.

Try as I might I cannot get my quilting stitches even in length. Any suggestions?


Rachaeldaisy said...

Yay! I'll enjoy seeing your quilt in the show!! I'm entering my Octopus quilt and my Denim Garden quilt. I've never seen one of those quilting gadgets, I'll have to keep my eye out for one. My stitches are never even, I just think they have character. Your banana cake looked delicious, no wonder your son ate it all.

Every Stitch said...

Another reason to go see that Show - must get up there again this year! Can't help with the hand quilting but it looks wonderful to me!