All my spare time the past couple of days has been concentrated on getting my Retro Mod quilt completed. My class, that I am doing the quilt in, has two more sessions to run. I, however, want to get this quilt finished for my nieces's 18th birthday and give it to her as a present. I was quite chilled about achieving this as I knew that we wouldn't be seeing them until August...until we were invited to a Sunday birthday lunch next Sunday. So I have been sewing quickly. My only problem has been doing the quilting in the setting blocks. I have finally resulted to hand quilting as the FMQ looked so awful. I am not happy with the end result, so if any of you have a quick fix, or an idea for me, let me know asap.
Late on last night, I managed to machine around the inner border to secure it.
What do you think to those bits of blue plastic cloths? They were a pressie from Trudi when we were at the FQ retreat. They are cut from an anti slip mat for a tray, that Trudi got at a pound shop. They are brilliant for helping move the quilt whilst sewing. These, and a walking foot, are just the bees knees! To finish this quilt I need to bind it and sort out the hand quilting. All help/suggestions will be gratefully received as time is not on my side.