That is really pretty! The hand-quilting is such a nice touch. I know so little about doing that. How do you get the lines straight? Do you pin or mark the fabric in some way? And do you use a traditional sewing stitch technique rather that the 'stab' method we use in x-stitch?
Hand quilting is tough on the fingers but definitely worth the effort. This is very pretty.In response to Annie, I just use pencil to mark my lines...they wash out nicely.
It looks really lovely. You can get an Ultra Thimble - that sticks to your fingertips by a sticky dot and is good if you don't like wearing a thimble. Using a quilter's thimble helps, too. Clover is a good brand and they have various style. You just have to find one that suits your style of hand quilting.
That finished up just fabulously! I hope your finger toughens up too! I remember hand quilting and how sore my finger got.
It came out beautifully. I did hand quilt many years ago. Not so much anymore.
Wow! That was so fast!
Washing it has given it a very antique look -lovely.
Beautiful hand quilting. I'm sure your fingers will get used to it if you keep it up. Hand quilting gives a quilt such a nice look when it is done.
This is such a lovely little quilt. I like the effect of the no borders too, something a bit different :)
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