Sunday, 1 December 2013

Greetings and Quick Update

Dear friends

Have not been on the blog recently as I had been trying to finish off my Disappearing Four Patch...we are off to Europe this evening and I really thought that I would manage to knock this off. That was until I encountered the rippling effect in the inner border. Could not believe it!

Well, of course, I set about to fix this. Even worked out what the problem was. I had used the wrong bobbin thread with the Monofilament thread in the top which affected the overall tension. Yep, this is what happens when you try to do things in a hurry. Re-did the inner border and subsequently have to re-do also the outer border. This will now have to wait until we come back in the new year.

So, the quilt is still not finished...however I am much more happy with the borders.
















Have still not packed...old habits die hard. I am one of those who packs in the last minute. We are going to Germany to visit my family. My blog may become a travel blog over the next month if I am able to upload some photos...we'll see. I have not been home for the past 23 years, so this should be interesting.

 
He is coming, as is the baby quilt...
 
Well, I better get going. Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and great start to the New Year. Looking forward to joining in the various activities in the new year. This break might give me some time to sort through the various projects that I have planned for the year (which have grown to alarming proportions, as usual).
 
See ya...
 
Karin
 
 

Karin

4 comments:

  1. Have a wonderful trip. Looking forward to any updates you post from Germany. I think your quilt looks wonderful! It looks so flat and perfect! You did the right thing when you fixed it. It would have driven you crazy! You'll have plenty of time to finish it when you get back. Safe travels!

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  2. Enjoy your trip! Hope you have a wonderful time.. The quilt looks amazing and I cant wait to see it finished. I really like the effect of the strip border, really adds to the overall look!

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  3. I hope you will have a great trip to Europe! You will be so close to me, LOL!
    Don't drink too much "Gluhwein", you hear?
    Esther
    esthersipatchandquilt@yahoo.com
    ipatchandquilt.wordpress.com

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  4. Love your quilt! Especially the scrappy border!

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