Saturday, 30 March 2013

Hand quilting - a first.

Happy Easter weekend everyone!

Unfortunately I've been struck down with a horrible sicky bug, so I'm curled up in the chair with my sampler Quillow. You can see the original quilt finish post here. The way in which the Quillow is constructed means that one of the cushion panels gets left unquilted when using a sewing machine as I did, which on my last quillow I just left, but today I grabbed the orange variegated Pearl cotton thread and started to sew.


I'm really pleased with how it turned out, considering my hand sewing is really atrocious! I'm naturally a lefty but when it comes to some things, including ironing and sewing, my brain just can't decide which hand to use, so it was done with a bit of both!


The dog has obviously been laying on the quilt, it definitely needs a wash now and I didn't want to attempt the hand quilting after it had gone all crinkly.


So now this quilt is really finished and I'm off to have a chicken cuppa soup... Have fun and eat loads of chocolate! Xx


Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts, Richard & Tanya Quilts & Fresh Sewing Day.





7 comments:

Heidi Staples said...

Absolutely lovely! I'm a big fan of hand quilting! :)

Flying Blind... said...

Get well soon honey xxx

Gemini Jen NZ said...

Looks great! I hope you feel better soon!

Canadian Abroad said...

Hope you beat those germs! The hand quilting adds the perfect finishing touches.

Kymberly said...

I love hand quilting. Yours looks really good. Feel better soon.

lindaroo said...

The hand stitching on your sampler quilt is really charming. I love all the cheerful colors!

Richard Healey said...

Thank you for linking up in March to Richard and Tanya Quilts on our Link a Finish Friday. We will have a new linkup available every Friday. So stop by and share what you have been working on and check out what others are doing.

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