I first told you about the Hit and Miss Quilt here. It was back in June 2011 I see. It made it on to the Finish-A-Long when I signed up to that. But it's taken until now for me to quilt it. Once I've sorted out binding it'll be good to go.
When I started this quilt it had been for someone else entirely. Then I had doubts about whether that recipient would want a quilt and if they did would they want this quilt. So it got popped in a bag and neglected. When I came across it the other day I thought it was time I finished it and gave it to my niece for Christmas.
I went with straight lines. When I say straight lines. I of course mean really wonky ones. In my
I used the green and navy Empress Mills thread I bought the other day. I have nothing new to say about this thread at the moment. But when I take off my walking foot I'll take a picture of the lint build up and we'll see how much of that is navy or green...
I also used for the first time Hobbs Heirloom batting. Don't like that at all. It's no warm and white/natural. It's no Quilters Dream Blend. It may have said 'cotton' in the online shop but from packet details it's clearly a poly/cotton blend. It just feels so inferior to what I'm used too. It seemed to quilt ok, but it was a pain smoothing it out to baste as it seemed to have lots of strange lumps and bumps straight from the packet.
So that so far is my Saturday.