How is it that it's Thursday already? I don't know where this week has gone. The latest block in the summer sampler series is Lucky Pieces. I'm loving how this one turned out. In the midst of this quilt along, I decided to try hand quilting and after reading the tutorial that Mary has provided on her blog I set out yesterday to get my supplies.
I had made a quilt top in crib size and thought this would be a good place to start. I had always believed that it was too hard and I was too impatient to hand quilt. After all the pinning was done I got started.
Having the right tools clearly makes the job easier. I don't know what I would do without that leather thimble. I haven't found the right one for my other hand which rests underneath the quilt and I must have poked myself a dozen times.
My stitches are a bit too big and I'm working on developing a rhythm, but I loved it! Thank you Mary, now I'm a believer!