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!
Renee, Is this block pattern available on line? It is so beautiful!ReplyDelete
Love your block Renee. And the hand stitching will come. I enjoy hand quilting, but here in Florida it is always too hot to sit under the quilt for stitching. Enjoy the process.ReplyDelete
Your block is beautiful. I love the colors! Also, the baby quilt you are hand quilting is precious. Good for you for trying something new and liking it!ReplyDelete
We are opposites! I am trying to work up to tacking machine quilting! Hand quilting just seems less stressful.ReplyDelete
You are so welcome! I love hand quilting - I am so glad you are a believer!!!ReplyDelete
That is another pretty block, Renee. I am so excited that you are going to give hand quilting a try. You will get it. When I was learning, I was told that as long as your stitches are consistant you will be fine. I use a little leather pad for a thimble on top and bottom. It's sticky and reusable over and over. The fabrics in your baby quilt are so cute.ReplyDelete
Love the colors of the quilt, so fresh and summery. All the best with the hand quilting.ReplyDelete
You my friend inspire me so! Love this pattern and the colours. xoxoxoxReplyDelete
Fun! Love the colors. You are inspiring me to get stitching!ReplyDelete
A beautiful little quilt! I remember my first and last attempt at hand quilting...it was aweful. My MIL does a beautiful job...she is 87 and still does those small stitches!!ReplyDelete