I arrived back in the UK safely following a tedious night flight. I find it hard to sleep on planes, so I don't bother trying ~ I get grumpy if I try to sleep and can't! Baby Needles and Miss Clicky arrived at home just about the same time as I did, so despite the fact I was desperate for sleep I spent the afternoon having wonderful cuddles.
Our house was still standing, it needed a bit of sorting as you'd expect if a leave a 20 year old boy in charge but it wasn't too bad.
Before I left I took loads of pictures of the quilt I made on my two vintage Singers.
Oh my goodness I love this quilt.
There are I know, a lot of things I should have differently and this was very much was a learning curve.
I used a small jelly roll which came from Joanns.
I had to add the white squares in to make it big enough for a queen bed and still had to add extra navy blue cotton around the edges.
I spray basted the quilt sandwich on our living room floor ~ tricky because our carpet is quite long. I realised afterwards I should have done it on the stair landing in our communal area which has carpet tiles and is a lot harder, but never mind. I used cotton batting.
I quilted the central panel around the squares. I did try to 'stitch in the ditch' but I didn't always remain in the ditch.
The edges were quilted about 4cm apart which I did by eye on my Red Eye Singer.
I put the basting off for some time, but as it turned out wasn't quite as scary as I thought it would be.
I sewed the scraps of the jelly roll together.
And made a little pincushion.
The quilt is keeping Mr Clicky warm now, there's been more snow.
That's me for now. See you soon...Clicky Needles.