Saturday, February 24, 2007

Hand quilting

This wall hanging is going to have quite a lot of hand quilting. Am liking the way it's turning out. Thread used is Coats Button Craft extra strong thread. I like to use very long lengths (about a yard long) of thread and take the time to wax my threads using beeswax and then ironing the excess off. We're not supposed to use thread that long, but that is the way I like to do it. :o) I do so hate having to knot off and start a new thread right in the middle of an open area. The bonus is my threads don't tangle from the beeswax and my quilting really shows up well because of the heavier thread.
There are a number of bloggers that use Perle Cotton thread for quilting. This, I will have to give a try to see which I prefer.
Is there something missing for this wall hanging? Yes, it's not complete ... yet! You will have to wait until the end to see what it will finally look like.
So far today, I've made a batch of fat-free hummus and this afternoon I will make a cherry cheesecake (fat-free of course)! Ugh, you say! Actually, it's quite good or maybe it's because we have been eating low-fat for so long (about 10 yrs. now) that the food does taste good! LOL
Have a great day!


Silverthimble said...

You have the beginnings of a beautiful blog! I admire anyone who can quilt by hand--your quilting is gorgeous! I will be stopping by in the future!

Anonymous said...

I love the green & blue quilt you are working on. Very cute!

I always cut my thread longer for hand quilting for the same reason you do & I use beeswax, too. I like the way your quilting looks like lattice amoung your green leaves.

~Erin in NV

Diana said...

Hi Rose Marie, Thanks for stopping by. I, too, use long lengths of thread for quilting for the very same reason--I hate to run out in the middle of something.

Your current project looks beautiful, keep us updated on your progress.

Welcome to blogland!

Julie said...

What a stunning quilt. I really love it. The quilting you have done on it looks great.

(Thanks for your kind comments about my Martha Washington blocks, by the way).

a said...

Beautiful hand quilting. Love the design.