Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Orange peel progress

These are never going to win an award for quilt photography, but at least they show progress. I've pinned up the orange peel and have started hand quilting it. I'm going with simple outline in matching thread.

It could take a long time because it's competing with the hexies for handsewing time. But there's a bigger problem - I may have made terrible mistake with the backing fabric. I thought it was 100% cotton but it has a funny slippery feel when you sew it - like it's dragging on the needle. You know some fabrics are light and happy and welcome being sewn? This is the opposite of that. I seem to have bought a Grumpy Check.

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