10.3.08

Stage fright


Quilted clouds, originally uploaded by -syko-.

Today I have made some progress on my quilt for the LARK book. I made the backing, the quilt sandwich and started on the quilting. I have also written half of the instructions which makes me quite proud of myself :) Clever me decided to use the Two sole walking foot and the BSR system for the first time for a project that is going to be featured in a book... Not much practicing going on here. I DID try both on a tiny little trial piece before I started though. I also suffered from a slight stage fright before I started, it's been awhile since I quilted something this big. It was a nerve wracking start, but I think it's going to be alright. Good, but not perfect. My new favourite phrase.

I made the quilt top last autumn so the colour scheme is not the one you've seen here for the last few weeks :)

Thank you very much for your kind and encouraging comments on my last posts! I try my best to get back to you with an e-mail or a comment on your blog, but sometimes there is not enough time. I still read and appreciate all your comments very much! Thanks for being there!

11 comments:

Anina said...

It looks great! Breath deeply...

house on hill road said...

my fabric for my LARK quilt just arrived today...you are WAY ahead of me!

Ruth's Place said...

It looks fabulous, love the quilting!

Victoria said...

Delightful! Love the quilted clouds, and birds in flight!

LizzieJane said...

I have just finished a quilt so I know how much work there is to making one.
Your quilt looks just lovely, I can't wait to see it finished.

bettyninja said...

I love your very original looking style. This mini is great.

Lesley said...

Your quilting looks beautiful and I love the birds! If you'd had too much time to practise it may have put you off and I think what you are making is just delightful :)

xx

KristenMary said...

Good luck! I would have stage fright too. But having a book deal is very exciting! Can't wait to see it when it comes out.

Rikkianne said...

THIS QUILT IS BEAUTIFUL!

Congrats to you for the book! How exciting:) You are so talented.

Thriftin and Craftin said...

Hi Syko!

The quilt looks so awesome!

I posted one of your Flickr photos on my blog. I want to post a monthly inspiration photo on my blog, and I used one of yours for my first post. Thanks for always inspiring us with all your creativity. Have a great day!

Carla

de vliegende koe said...

It looks so wonderful Kajsa! Love the birds and the clouds!! I had the same experience with stage fright last week while machine-quilting for the firtst time on my new machine during a machine-quilting class. Learned a lot!!