Day: August 1, 2016

“Q” is for “Quilt.” “O” is for “Oops,” Part VII: In Which Quilting Actually Finally Really Occurs

Great Frigga’s hairpins!  The day has come!  The human female is actually ready to quilt.

She found the quilting thread.


There are actually THREE spools, all the same color.  She’s managed to lose one already. Probably yet another victim of the gluttonous sofa.  Yes, that is it. We shall blame the sofa.

Pushing a needle through layers of fabric and batting is tough on the hands. The human female uses a leather thimble with a little metal disk in it.  Oddly enough, despite her ever-increasing corpulence, she has little twiggy fingers, so she has to put an elastic around it to hold it on.  Sigyn, does it fit you?


Very fetching, but that’s not quite what I meant…

And now (drumroll…)  a look at the human female’s hand quilting:


Not bad.  A respectable number of stitches to the inch, and fairly even to boot.  Unfortunately for her, though, I tweaked her design in such a way that the lines of quilting will be going through the red squares, where the marking lines pressed in with a dull darning needle are nearly impossible to see. 

So the plan is to hand quilt the whole top, removing the basting pins as she goes and dropping them, with a satisfying rattle, into this handy empty bean jar.

trapped in pin jar

Sigh.  Again, Sigyn?  It isn’t even a glass jar!  Hang on, dearest.  Loki’s coming.

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