So I finally fixed the tension issues I was having on my Janome. After a whole heck of a lot of this:
And then some of this:
I then switched needle sizes because I had switched thread weight and low and behold it worked!
So then I could finally finish the baby quilt for my nephews 1st birthday party on saturday!
Remember the sneak peak I showed earlier?
Well here it is completed!
I love the backing fabric!! I only did a simple stitch in the ditch for quilting as I do not have much practice with that aspect of making quilts. Although I do plan to start practising! I used a 100% cotton batting and Wonderfil 50wt thread I think in konfetti. I did not add much of a label as it is a baby quilt that is going to get alot of abuse, so all I added is a simple "Made for you with Love" label.
My best friend loved it when she opened it with/for my nephew so that makes me super happy :)
I have also finished the needle book that Janet won and will be posting it likely on Wednesday! So I will show pictures after Janet has recieved it. Don't want to spoil the suprise!
Working on Omigosh slowly but surely, I hope to have all the little pieced 4 patched together tonight. Only about 300 to go :S But then I can start making them into the actual block and that is the easy part!!
|Here is the centre row for my blocks. I have 40 of these done like this! Which is 80 of those teeny weeny blocks!|
|Here is the next 80 to square up in 2" squares these will be for the top and bottom rows of the above 40 blocks to be.|
|The pile so far after squaring up the first 80 blocks.|
I also dived into my UFO bin and pulled out two Double Wedding Ring Blocks. I had started making this quilt for my in-laws back in September using fabric from my stash which when I bought was told was a fabric they ALWAYS got in. As in for years. So of course when calculating it out I knew I needed to get more as I am only using 3 different fabrics. I did up a few blocks and cut out some parts for more and when I went in to buy more fabric, I find out they no longer get it. None of their stores get it. It was discontinued. Of course! So I now needed to figure out something to do with it, and a pillow 2 of the blocks became.
I might stitch something into the centre part as it is so plain looking. Yes its a bit wrinkly at the edges but thats ok to me. This is definitely not a 5 star sewing award but I like the colours and it makes use of a block that could have otherwise been thrown out. :)
I am going to head back to working on Omigosh now and hope to get all those little blocks done today!! Hope you all are having a wonderful day,