Thursday, October 21, 2010

My Creative Space

I decided to bight the bullet this morning and continue quilting this quilt which has been going for about 9 months now.  Since starting this quilt I have made three more cot quilts.  I have improved my sewing technique some since beginning this.  After popping it in the machine this morning and continuing the free motion quilting I have realised its not me its the quilt.

I didn't stretch the backing enough which has resulted in some pleating on the back.  I put the batting in upside down which means the quilt top is sliding around some, even with the pins in it.  I washed the fabrics before sewing, I know you are supposed to do this but I much prefer to sew with all the starch still in the fabric.  Its a lot stiffer and sits better in the machine.

This is what my whole creative space looks like at the moment, needs some work I know.  I have an bench top from Ikea that will become built in.  I will also put in some overhead cupboards and some shelves.  Until then I might put up some kind of hanging shelving unit and a pin board or something.

My creative space comes complete with 7 month old baby boy who wants to get in on the action.

For more inspiration drop by Kootoyoo.


willywagtail said...

Love the colours in the quilt but the baby is an even better piece of work. Both look very cuddlyable. Cherrie

Liesl said...

What a cute helper!

Good luck with your quilting. The quilt top looks really lovely.