The subtitle of this post should be….. 12 feet is a VERY long distance.
With the work on the studio not scheduled to commence until August, we decided we couldn’t wait that long to assemble the frame and make sure Winnie hadn’t suffered any from her cross-country jaunt.
So, armed with some allen keys and the instruction manual, it was assembly time!
Laying out the parts and working out where all the legs fitted was easy.
There was a minor hiccup fixing the table the right way around, however we are adept at Ikea furniture, so this was a piece of cake in comparison.
Now all I needed to do was sort out the poles and we were ready to enthrone the new queen of the lounge room!
Tracks, rails, leaders, and ready for action!
Of course, just because it was my first quilt didn’t mean I didn’t have to push the boundaries a bit – making the backing large enough by piecing a strip through the middle, and I had to seam the batting as well.
Finally, my first quilt loaded and ready to stitch! Just using a digital edge 2 edge pantograph for this one, so I can focus on the technical aspects of loading, tension, keeping things square etc. From my tub of quilt tops I picked the beautiful blue Swell quilt that I made last year as part of the Simply Retro Challenge. So nice to see it turned into a finished quilt!
Finally, off the frame, it looks fantastic. Very few teething issues – by following Handi Quilter’s fantastic information it was easy to load and get the thread tension right very quickly. You will have to wait for the full quilt reveal as I am still working on finding a good quilt photo location in this new house.
Where is YOUR favourite place to photograph quilts? Do you take them out to a park or other public place?