Sunday, June 24, 2012

Handwork Sunday

 I was on a roll with machine quilting and thought I would take on the Dear Jane that has been sitting in a cupboard for a while now waiting for hand quilting.  I got two rows done before deciding that it just didn't look good.  It looked like a child had drawn all over my quilt.  Instead I switched the machine to a long basting stitch and basted the rest for hand quilting.  I'll be out of town for training next week and this will make a nice take along project for the hotel room.  This really is a quilt that calls for hand work, and it isn't all that big with only 48 blocks. 
The rest of the day was busy with binding.  There are now 7 quilts in my stack waiting to have the binding hand sewn to the other side.  I guess I won't be bored during TV time for a while!  4 of these were quilted during my weekend marathon, the other three were already done and waiting for the binding to be made and sewn on.  Now I need to go reassemble the sewing room and get things put away so that I can pack and get ready for my training tomorrow.  Shifting gears is so hard to do.

7 comments:

Teresa in Music City said...

Oh I love your Dear Jane in blues!!!! I've made one too, not in blues though :*) I'm planning to machine quilt mine, but I have several friends who have hand quilted theirs, and they are just absolutely amazing! I know you will enjoy the gentleness of hand quilting when you have such a lovely quilt to work with!

Quilter Kathy said...

That is a great idea to machine baste a quilt that will be hand quilted. If you hand quilted one block a week, you'd be done in a year!
Love that photo of the pile of quilts!
Thanks for linking up!

Cyn ;-) said...

Gorgeous blue DJ. Really like the idea of FMBasting your quilt. Super idea. Beautiful stack of quilts - great pic!
Have fun on your trip.

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

The patience of hand-quilting will be such a forever-lasting amazingness for your Dear Jane. How big are those blocks?

Training.....I'm sure it will be fulfilling. Maybe I'll have a chance to catch up with you on my own quilting after the Energizer-Bunny day you had yesterday! :D

Andee said...

Thank you for lighting a fire under my butt for quilting a binding..I have several little ones in line and just not to get to them!

dianehobbit said...

A lovely quilt, that will definetly look lovely with hand quilting. Hope you are not too tired after work to stitch.

Lynne said...

Enjoy the training. It seems like a strange time to have it - in the middle of vacation.