It feels like it has been a long time coming and I know that I still have a way to go. Nevertheless I cannot help feeling that I have crossed a personal rubicon this evening. I have finished piecing the log cabin quilt top.
The top is now 42 inches wide and 56 inches long. I think this will be a decent size for a cot plus a little bit of growing space.
I finished the borders on the Singer 201K. I am still quite new to the treadle but I managed the long seams reasonably well. The large level workspace is a bonus. I only had one sticky moment when I upset the apple cart by letting the machine run backwards. Result? - Great wads of top thread knotting up on the underside of the work - this is to be avoided. I had to stop, cut the work from machine and unpick the mess before I could continue.
So now it is time to think about putting the 201K to bed for a little while and introduce the Singer 401G. That's the machine I am going to use to straight-line quilt this project. But for now I think I've earned a beer.