Friday, November 4, 2011
Simple hand quilting
You all know how much I love hand quilting and still try to keep a hand in keeping that method alive. Over at Caron Mosey's blog, there is a list of hand quilters who are linking their blogs to a post that she did about hand quilting and how it is slowly but surely fading away. Sadly, hand quilting is going, going but not gone. Die-hards like me and others will ensure that it stays around. From time-to-time, machine quilting will show up on some of my quilts, but I save special quilts for hand quilting. So, hop on over to Caron's blog and go visit all those other hand quilters and help celebrate hand quilting. Since this post is about hand quilting, you should see some of my hand quilting up close. A lot of you have already seen my Klosjes (spools) quilt but you will be interested in seeing some photos again ..... right? :o)
The following are close-up shots ...
Whenever a basted quilt is on my lap (in a hoop or by itself), one of my girls always shows up to see what I've been up to ....
.... and sometimes, both girls show up at the same time. They know when it is time for me to take a break and sit back and relax and perhaps we all can have a snooze.
It is fall here and that is always the time to have a hand quilting project on the go. There are so many to choose from; but one top will get basted ready for those cool/cold nights that soon will be popping up. I know the girls are waiting for a new quilt.
Have a great day!