I just got home from Quilt Festival in Houston and will need a day or two to get back up to speed on everything, decompress, and tell you about my experience in the booth for The Quilter’s Planner and Quilt Theory along with my time (limited as it was) with some of the quilts and walking the show.
On the way to and from Houston, I had long flights, and I was so glad I had prepared a bit of hand work to take with me to keep me busy. On the trip to Texas, I was able to hand quilt the doll quilt I plan to gift to my niece for Christmas. Hurray!
I quilted hearts in just over half of the blocks and then made a running stitch that zig zags around the remaining blocks in the quilt. I will be perfectly honest: I’m not entirely sure of what I am doing with hand quilting as this was my first attempt, but I am happy with it, it passed the time for me on a long flight, and I am sure my niece is going to love it regardless. I just need to put on some binding this week and I’ll have a (tiny) finish!
I figured that the doll quilt would not take that long to hand quilt since it is so tiny, so I also grabbed a mini quilt top that I pieced back in January and thought I would put some hand quilting effort into it as well.
I am experimenting more with following the print designs and expect this will be a longer term project to pick up here and there.
I literally read up on how to tie a not and bury the thread to get started and kind of just sewed by feel. Does anyone have suggestions for tutorials I should read on hand quilting? I expect at least for now I will just keep doing what I’m doing and learn a lot by trial and error… but that is mostly because I don’t think I’ll be doing this too much in the short term (aka, I don’t know when I’ll pick it back up again and might as well be consistent?!?).
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