Hello my lovelies. It’s finally the end of the work week and the days are getting shorter. That means that I get more armchair project time. Last evening, I sat quietly doing some hand quilting on a Dresden block. Here’s the block sans quilting …..
Now here’s the block after I added a bit of basic quilting in the ditch and echo quilting …..
I find that the quilting adds texture and brings the block to life. I use a quilting hoop while I quilt …..
Which helps me keep my stitches uniform in size. Don’t get me wrong my quilting isn’t perfect but without the hoop it would be much less uniform. Here’s a view of my stitches from the back of the block …..
This afternoon I disappeared in my sewing room to finish longarm quilting Claudia’s quilt. I love this quilt. The 1930s prints look really nice with the contour curvy stitching around the stars. After seeing how nice the simple curvy contour quilting looks I feel like make a star quilt for myself. I believe Claudia used a Jelly Roll to piece this quilt. The Jelly Roll would certainly make the job easier. Now I just need to choose which Jelly Roll I want to use. Oh and if we could increase each day from 24 to 26 hours I could probably fit it in. I guess I’ll have to add this project to my Gentle Goals 2016 list.
CLICK ON THE PHOTO OF CLAUDIA’S QUILT TO SEE MY QUILTING SYSTEM IN ACTION
Well it’s been a lovely day in my little world. I’m so pleased to have finish Claudia’s quilt. I will be loading another of Claudia’s quilts on Sunday to start stitching early next week. We had a wee bit of sunshine which makes any day a good day. Tomorrow I will be keeping company with a few ladies who want to learn how to make Inchies and Postcards. Permission to play …. We’re going to have fun.
So for this evening, this very happy longarm quilter will be doing some hand quilting. I hope you have a super cosy evening doing something you really enjoy. Until you read me again,
Happy stitching. ♥ ♥