Cog + Wheel - the Blogger's Quilt Festival Edition
I have mean't to link up with Amy'sBlogger's Quilt Festival the last few times and kept missing the cut-off. This time round I am just sneeking in!
I stared making this quilt at the first Sit and Sew day I attended with the Melbourne Modern Quilt Guild in April last year. I had lived in Melbourne only about 6 months at the time and it was great to start making some friends in my new city who share my stitchy interests!
I made this quilt from my partner N - although he sort of knew it was coming I worked on it mainly at the Sit ans Sew days in an attempt to keep it a bit special. The fabric choices, Cogsmo by Cosmo Cricket from a few years ago, seemed to match the pattern, Cog + Wheel by Denyse Schmidt and N perfectly.
Although had various opinions about the quilting during the piecing phase I decided to quilt the design as written in the pattern, but use my walking foot to stitch along the marker curved lines. Although I am generally happy with the result I'm coming more and more to realise there are limits to what I can achieve with my machine.
As we head into winter here in Victoria it is folded up in the corner of the lounge and has been snuggled under on a few occasions. You can't as for more than that!