Today is Koninginnedag (Queen's day) in Holland.
It's a day that a considerable part of our country is coloured
I like that colour but I didn't join the party.
Our queen (with a lot of her family)
celebrates her "birthday"
somewhere in Holland.
Though her real birthday is in Januari ...
but then it's a bit too cold to celebrate outside,
so she decided to stick with the date of her mother's birthday
for all the festivities.
I didn't go out or watch t.v.
because I wanted to finish my
... and I did !
After adding a lot of hand stitching
I put the machine on the table again :
I finally had to tackle the problem of the sides,
but a "normal" quilt binding didn't fitt to the design, so
I know from experience
that making a "zig zag" stitched border
can go terribly wrong !
After a few try outs I solved the problem
with this special press foot
(although it still wasn't easy)
Then I fixed the sleeve at the back
and added the parts that "stand out", after making them a bit stiffer
with some dissolved "water soluble fabric"
This is all you get right now ....
When the new owner has the quilt
then I will show the whole picture.