Friday, January 17, 2014

Progress Report

Most of this week has been too darn hot to quilt. In fact, pretty much too hot to move. Yesterday Adelaide had the dubious honour of being the hottest city in the world with our maximum temperature reaching 46c (114.8f). So, I no longer have to wonder what it's like to live on the surface of the sun ...

Anyways, I still managed to put a few stitches in my quilt, and now that the cool change has finally come through, I can put a whole lot more in!

I'll enjoy watching the pattern develop - it always looks entirely different with the lovely dimension that the stitches add.

Thank you all for your sweet emails, I try and answer them all, but sometimes one pops up where the reply-to address isn't enabled.

Laurie asked how big the wholecloth is, and where I got it from. I don't have the package with me right now, but it's a queen size quilt. If I recall, I think it's around 100" x 90" or something like that. It's a Benartex product - and I have to admit that I'm struggling to remember if I picked it up while I was in the USA on one of my recent trips, or if I had one of our local quilt stores order it in for me. Regardless of that, they're not hard to find, and they come in different sizes too. Sorry I couldn't be more helpful Laurie, but I hope this has put you on the right path.

Well, I'm going to get busy with some quilting, so I'll chatter soon! xox


Jill said...

I look forward to seeing your progress on this one. I have often wanted to purchase this wholecloth. I love the Welsh quilting styles.
Maybe watching your progress will finally get me to purchase and start my own.

Teresa Rawson said...

LOVE your whole cloth project...I did one a few years ago and it was so satisfying (and no marking!). Hard to believe you are so hot and we just had the deep freeze of the Polar Vortex. I heard it was unbearably hot at the Australian Open...I hope things cool off soon!

Teresa ;o)

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

here is a place to order preprinted wholecloth - the Stencil Company has them

Shay said...

Looks like progress is happening there . The vile weather this week has probably led to lots of sewing happening all over Adelaide. Too hot to do anything else!Thankfully the cool change has blown in - and I for one, am eternally grateful!

Does the marking on the quilt top come out ? Does it wash out?

Sandra Coleman Clarke said...

You have very tiny stitches, yea! I thought I heard on news about your hot temps, wow! Get ready for high power bills! Keep cool!

Anonymous said...

Hello gorgeous Tara! Lovely to see an update on your whole cloth quilt, it looks fantastic. You have seriously motivated me to give it a go, not on a huge scale mind you! I am quilting the lettering of a Nursery Rhyme on a baby strippy quilt, loving it. Roz xo


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