Friday, 13 April 2012

Nine Patch Quilt Finished

The quilt has been hand quilted, bound, washed and dried

I quite like the lack of borders on the side, and I enjoy the hand quilting on these small quilts.  I'm just hoping my finger tip hardens up quickly, it gets a little sore.

9 comments:

Annie said...

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?

Evie said...

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.

Sue said...

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.

Terry said...

That finished up just fabulously! I hope your finger toughens up too! I remember hand quilting and how sore my finger got.

Tudy said...

It came out beautifully. I did hand quilt many years ago. Not so much anymore.

Rudee said...

Wow! That was so fast!

Maggi said...

Washing it has given it a very antique look -lovely.

scraphappy said...

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.

Angela said...

This is such a lovely little quilt. I like the effect of the no borders too, something a bit different :)