The giant starburst was a quilt along by canoeridgecreations although TBH there were only two posts and it sorta petered out I think. I didn't follow the cutting instructions either though lol.. I wanted to make it all with hst's and not the recommended flying geese.
It's made up with zig zag sketch in various different colours and kona white, bound with a funky red sketch and backed with my la redoute cotton bed sheet :)
There is a little story about the quilting, ho hum.... I'd finished the zig zag quilt and got this on the frame. Cleaned the machine and changed the needle. Wasn't quite sure which thread to use but thought playing it safe with a white YLI cotton thread would probably be best. I've used it quite happily before and had no problems but oh no, Machine was a pig and kept breaking thread, tension rubbish, so I rethreaded it, cleaned it again, changed needle AGAIN and decided to go with superior poly thread as it doesn't tend to break as much, same problems and lots of unpicking.
I was getting really frustrated and happened to think, bloody hell, is she having a fit because it's not Aurifil. Jokingly really, I threaded her up with the Seashell Aurifil poly and guess what,
Perfect stitching, no breakages and no stress
lolololol,so yes She does prefer the A thread !!!
Half way through I was treated to lunch out at the restaurant and happily fed and watered I came back to finish the quilting.I have to say, Trudi the master longarm quilter is indeed correct and although practice doesn't make perfect it's not half bad. I got into the loops and they are much more rounded and flowing
I was so excited, I got it off the frame and trimmed it, the sun was semi shining so I got it up on the wall to take photo's
DS didn't want to wait for it to be bound, he's been moaning he's had to wait so long for it to be finished. I pulled some red sketch out and got busy, I think it needed a bit of *pop* I know it doesn't match the back but do I really care NO lol.
And finally 12 days later, I've managed to grab it off him and bury the threads, there are some dodgy paw prints and coke marks on it, he's had fun wrapped up watching the Olympics while playing on the DS but I'll wash it when it's properly grubby, it's now sitting on his bed, along with the spool cushion that he's taken a liking to.
Measuring 60x60" a bright happy quilt for my boy xx
Linking up to can I have a whoop whoop and TGIFF :O) it's also one of my QAL finishes :) whey hey hey
Have a fab weekend x