10 July, 2014

Finally Ready To Start!

After procrastinating for nearly two years, I have finally psyched myself up to start quilting my Double Wedding Ring quilt. I had bought one of those powder pounce pad and stencil thinking it would be a great way to mark the quilt. I tried it several times but wasn't at all happy with it. 
I found the powder came off too easily. So what did I do? I scanned the stencil, printed it off, cut it out and pasted it onto cardboard. Ta da! One new template with which 
I used my favourite frixion pen. I can easily see the lines 
and I know they will iron off.

I really don't know why I kept putting this off. I really wanted to hand quilt it as I have hand pieced the top. Maybe it was just a little daunting but I'm feeling much better now I've changed to the frixion pen. So I'm all ready to start quilting this baby when I head off on retreat in about 3 weeks 
(unless I get a chance to start sooner).
I was lucky enough to win a charm pack of Helen's
(Hugs From Helen) new fabric range, Basically Hugs. Here are a few of the different charms. They are so lovely. 
Thank you, Helen.
And I was Anthea's (Hibiscus Stitches) lucky June 
winner for Christmas Through The Year too! 
Thank you, Anthea.

16 comments:

shez said...

oh Christine this is going to look so lovely,you will be so pleased that you are hand stitching,well done my friend you have begun,its such a gorgeous quilt.Congrats on your wins,you tinny buggar,lol,enjoy your evening my friend.xx

Karen said...

Your quilt will look lovely wit the hand stitching. Definitely worth the effort.
And congrats on those wins.

Maria said...

Enjoy hand quilting your DWR quilt. I look forward to seeing your progress.
Both your wins are lovely , have fun playing with them.

Dasha said...

That wedding Ring quilt looks beautiful.
I don't like those pounce pads either. As you say the chalk rubs off too easily, and if you use the blue, it leaves colour in the fabric. Good way of creating the template. I usually just draw the design straight onto the cardboard. Not as accurate I should think.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Enjoy your hand quilting....it will be stunning....

Helen said...

The frixion pens have made life a lot easier enjoy your quilting journey :)

KERYN B said...

You will have that quilted in no time at all...we will keep nagging to show us what a great job your doing...

marina said...

sometimes making that first step is the most daunting, glad you have decided to start the quilting. It is going to look amazing!
look forward to seeing what you have instore for that charm pack.

Farm Gate Creations said...

The perfect weather for hand quilting too....congrats on your wins.

Sharmayne said...

Lucky girl! Wow, your quilt looks great from what I can see, what a clever lady you are!

Fiona said...

lovely wins.... your wedding quilt is going to be amazing.. happy quilting...
Hugz

Cheryll said...

I know you will do a wonderful job on your beautiful quilt Christine.
Nice WIN too... :)

retdairyqueen said...

Look forward to seeing the finished double wedding ring Looks great at the moment
You must be on a winning streak

Melody said...

Great wins. I'm really looking forward to seeing your quilt by the end of our retreat, wonder how much you will get done.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Congrats on your great wins. Your quilt is going to he gorgeous. DWR is my list of "one day" I just love them.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Lovely wins and your quilt is going to be gorgeous, I like the look of your quilting plans!!