I finally finished the Koi quilt for my bedroom.
It was a challenge to longarm as I used a heavy micro fiber blanket for the back and still added a winter weight batting.
In order to pull it off I had to rise the hopping foot of the longarm and could only do the waves across the quilt in one direction.
With a lot of thread breaks, a bit of swearing and a few "never again" moments I managed to finish the quilt.
One of the worst things was the clean up after. Cutting the edge seams of the blanket meant that there was blue fuzz everywhere.
|Nicely on the bed.
Would I use another blanket like that with the batting...definitely NOT!
But, not bad for a quilt that took a day to put together using a panel of left over fabric from the curtain and the hand dyed fabric I made this summer. Added a few meters of grey fabric, and the day on the longarm, a half day to bind on the sewing machine and day of re-calibrating my machine. A bit of clean up, and I have a very quick and stunning quilt to match my room. And ... is it warm with just the perfect weight for sleeping in a cool room. I love it!!