Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Walking and walking with the walking foot

Progress has been made on the pink and green quilt today. We visited our old neighbours and had a lovely catch-up and lunch, then popped into Fabric Vision to grab quilting supplies. The shop is in winter sale mode and was crawling with all kinds of women hunting for sewing supplies and trolling through the pattern books. The lady who served me looked like she had sucked a lemon and didn't crack a smile throughout our transaction. I felt like ripping the very cool button necklace she was wearing from her throat because she didn't deserve to be wearing it. Anyway, I was very fortunate to find the perfect quilt backing fabric, and some extremely puffy batting to use on the green and pink quilt. When I got home I pinned it all together and did battle with the voluminous layers with the walking foot on my sewing machine. The result is pretty fantastic, and I have a bit of work to do to finish it off and then I will be very, very pleased indeed.

The delightful Hugh is on now with River Cottage Winter, so bye for now.

Ps We went to The Flying Burrito Brothers for tea. You should be very jealous.


Anonymous said...

Love the backing fabric you have used, the whole quilt is very pretty. The walking foot must be a big help. I wonder if my machine has one? Very hard frosts continue here. I hope you are feeling better and can enjoy the rest of your holidays.
Love Mum. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Ohhh goodie...the quilt looks amazing!!
We are SUPER jealous of the Fly Burrito Brothers dinner...I want to go....we will go next time we are down. I am sure Henry could cope with a Taco and some of that super cheesy dip stuff...yum!!