Monday 8 October 2007

only 11 months late!

Last night I managed to finish my neice's first birthday present, a pink and purple cupcake quilt. The fact that her 2nd birthday is in less than 3 weeks was quite an incentive to finally get it finished, I mean I know she won't realise that her auntie was 11 months late, but I was beginning to worry she'd be a teenager before I finished it. Don't know why it took so long, could have been that there was no design and I just made it up as I went along, which was fun, but less fun when I tried to work out if I'd made enough blocks, and when it came to put it all together.

I wasn't pleased with the quilting, I used a free motion foot, and whatever I did couldn't get a decent tension on the back, it would be ok for a while and then go like this... any suggestions as to what I'm doing wrong?


  1. I think it's lovely but sorry can't help with the sewing problem. I've not yet used the Singer my Granny gave me lol it's all set up ready to go.
    Good luck with it and any tips you can pass on please do.

    Catherine x

  2. It looks lovely - lucky niece! A handmade quilt is something to treasure.

  3. That is truly beautiful. Wow.

    I get the same sort of thing sometimes with my free motion foot - usually if I'm using metallic thread. Which breaks so often I generally can't be bothered with it. I keep meaning to ask the ladies in the local sewing machine shop what they suggest, so if and when I get an answer I'll pass it on. I've tried rethreading and fiddling with the tension, all to no avail.


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