Saturday, January 21, 2012
Quilting by hand
It's been a while since I hand quilted a quilt. But I'd already thread basted the wonky quilt and want to finish it so it can be used. So it was time to get the perle cotton and my thimble out to play.
A lot of the marks I'd made back in August had faded, so I marked them again.
I ended up not using the sashiko needles as they were too hard to "rock" through the quilt. I used some No. 8 Clover needles instead. They are working out really well.
My stitch is not so perfect, but that's good as the quilt isn't perfect either. I've been enjoying the process of stitching all the quilt layers together while watching the tennis on the TV this week. It's soothing and meditative which is just what I've needed lately, and I can't stop. It will be finished in a week, at this rate.