Here’s what went wrong:
- the fabrics were too stretchy (I did try that before buying, but when I cut it into strips it seemed to get stretchier), and not in the same way, so things went kind of wonky, especially on the logcabin design.
- I don’t own a quilting foot or even a walking foot, so quilting was really hard. I couldn’t keep the back without ugly wrinkles and I’m not completely in the dents also (sometimes a bit next to it)
- I used extra thick batting, which will keep us warm, but was not a good idea craftwise, especially without a quilting foot.
It took me so long, because I got frustrated, tried to fix things only to make them worse etcetera. But our sleeping bags are really falling apart and I thought it would be a waste to throw all my work and the nice fabrics away. So last week I pushed through, ignored mistakes and finally finished them. Yay!
The first I finished. I pinned the whole thing, but you can see clearly the fabrics did not stay where they belonged. Also I have a big problem doing “random” piecing. I don’t like the way the orange is in a big block right there.
This is supposed to be a logcabin, but I should have organized those fabrics different, since now it looks like an hourglass. I cunningly tried to disguise the wonkiness by pretending I made the bed, but you can still see it…
I basted this one thoroughly so the quilting acutally went a bit better, maybe it would even have gone great if it hadn’t been so wonky.
I do like the way stitching in the dents makes a pattern on the back though.
So… Am I put off from quilting now?
No Way, I love it! (Yes, these were my first.)
But I’m going to by a quilting foot for my machine, use proper (at least non stretchy) fabrics and thinner batting the next time…