|'Pies and Tarts' Quilt by Frances Meredith, designed by Sue Daley|
Here is my entry for the NEC Festival of Quilts show 2017. You will find it amongst the Traditional Quilts, No 538. It is a Sue Daley pattern called Pies and Tarts. My early Followers may remember it. I have just browsed through my blog to see when I actually finished piecing this quilt - it was 5 years ago in December 2012. Well since then I basted it, left it a while, made a pathetic attempt to hand quilt it, left it a while, bought a long arm quilting machine, still thought I would hand quilt it, and left it a little bit longer.
|Unpicking basting and quilting stitches before longarming|
Then one day earlier this year I decided that I would unpick the basting and hand quilting I had done (it wasn't very much) and I would quilt it on my long arm machine. I can remember the time and pain it took to baste the quilt, but the stitching came out in no time at all ....
|Long Arm Quilting|
So in one day the quilt was quilted. The binding had been waiting patiently for 5 years in a bag with the quilt. In the evenings I have quietly attached it, added a hanging sleeve and even stitched out a label for it. It has been delivered to the organisers There is a moral in there somewhere.
Do go and see it at the Festival of Quilts this year, however, you probably won't see its fabulous Kaffe Fassett Millifiore fabric on the back - so here is a picture for you to enjoy.