Me and my Autumn Quilt have arrived at my least favourite part of making a quilt: the actual quilting itself. I have not been a very adventureous quilter in the few quilts I made. Usually I 'stitch in the ditch' along the seam lines. I once tried some free motion quilting but I'm still a bit scared of it. Not sure my simple sewing machine is up to more advanced quilting stuff either. I have a hard time pushing any quilt larger than a lap quilt size through the machine too.
A while I ago I bought Material Obsession, a lovely book about quilting. Besides several pretty patterns it also covers the basics of quilting, including hand-quilting. I thought maybe hand-quilting might be the right thing for me. It's seems to me it's like doing a large embroidery or something?
Anyway I started unsuccesfully quilting my Autumn Quilt this morning on my sewing machine. It looked terrible. It turned out I forgot to change the foot and the needle to the special quilt ones. I'm also not convinced the thread I'm using is quite right for the job either. : / Hopefully I'll be able to sort it all out (but not today) and move on to my favourite bit of the whole process: hand sewing the binding on. :)