Friday, June 8, 2012

The Surprises and Satisfaction of Hand Quilting

I'm working on a quilt at the moment and it's a joy.

It's so much fun to watch a flat piece of fabric...

come to life with the stitching.

 I love the way the shadows play on the fabric - even if it's a print, the quilting does show up. I just hope it's noticeable once it's off the frame. Hand quilting a design on a quilt always seems to delight me.

9 comments:

  1. It really looks marvellous!! I am very excited to see the ready quilt!

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  2. Hand stitch is sort-of relaxing(on small projects), but on a quilt(stops for shudder)!!I still have hang-ups from school, when I had to unpick and redo every line of stitching that I did in class!!
    judyx

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  3. Hello Dolores,

    Good luck with the hand quilting, the colours are so pretty.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Bev.xoxo

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  4. I enjoy hand quilting some projects and love running my fingers over the texture as I progress.

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  5. This looks so good! I thin I need to reconsider my SC quilt.

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  6. Wonderful - I too love seeing the design take shape - love hand-quilting!

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  7. Nice to know some of us are still hand quilting. Your design is lovely. Looking forward to seeing the finished quilt
    xoox
    ((((hugs))))
    maggie

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  8. I enjoy just winging it or cutting out my own stencils made from my doodles and then hand quilting. It turns the flat, lifeless fabric (though very beautiful in itself) into a expressive, touchable, strokeable living piece. May sound corny but I love the way quilting can bring your quilt to life, be it done by hand or machine. I still have trouble with the machine I guess it is because I enjoy hand quilting so much and haven't really want to use the machine.

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