A blog about my life and quilts especially! This plaid quilt was made by me...pattern by Evelyn Sloppy in her Strings book!!
Monday, February 11, 2013
I really love hand quilting, but reserved it for only those times when I am traveling and need something to do with my hands...until now! I need to hand quilt at home too, with Kathy's encouragement! I find it so relaxing and fun, so why should I only do it so rarely? Above is my plaid churn dash quilt, and I have started the hand quilting on it. The edge is done, and as the plaids are ravelly, I went ahead and bound it. Kind of putting the cart before the horse, but in this case, it worked for me just perfectly. I am hand quilted around each triangle and in the sashing, and will do the blocks last.
Details, details! I do something I bet would drive most of you nutty...I clip all my threads at the last, all at once. Do any of you do this? My home-ec teacher would cringe! but it is the best use of my time, and all the threads get thrown away in a wad, instead of floating around and getting individually stuck around the vacuum beater bar...
Another little table runner I hand quilted this week. Scraps, as usual! I marked with blue wash out marker, and it came out just fine. Black thread shows up well on this runner.
Ready to be bound!!
Thanks for looking at my hand quilting!! And double thanks for telling me what a LOW VOLUME QUILT is!!! I am intrigued!