Today I want to talk about quilting… hand quilting that is…
Few handquilters are left in the US. Many have given it up for machine quilting and some even have a more advanced home long arm machine that does the decorative stitching for you… just program the size and pattern and it does it!
As for me… just a pair of little ginghers… a needle and some nice handquilters cotton thread and a quilt top completed makes me happy… problem is you have to find a quilt top to quilt! lol
So I am making plans for my next quilting project!
It is gonna be a pinwheel quilt of this design…
Without the butterfly corner things….
Out of this fabric selection…
with this background on the front….
can you see the white on white dragonflies flying around???
And this cool batik on the back!
the special recipient of this quilt picked out ALL the fabrics with minor assistance from me once she had chosen her pattern!
Follow along with me and let’s make a quilt together from start to finish! Find me on PATCHWORK FRIENDS on facebook!
I will machine piece this then hand quilt it but you can machine quilt yours if you want 🙂 or even hand piece… there is not timeline.
Let me know if you want to join Patchwork Friends and I will send you an invitation. Just let me know your facebook name 🙂
Check out this vid and others like it on heyquilty.com! I really enjoy Mary Fons teaching style… I have started at the beginning of her vids and am almost through season 1 now 🙂 Her mom writes the mag she is using as a prop! lol
So go check on the internet and find a quilt block or quilt pattern that you like. Make sure you pick something out for your skill level… if you are new let’s pick it out together … and keep in mind the receiver… that is SOOOO important!
Quilts are easy to put together!.. Once you have picked out your pattern come back here and tell me you are ready with a quilt design! I hope you join me… I am kinda scared to be honest and doing this with others seems like it would take the fear factor out a little!
For you quilty followers of mine… choose something… a UFO (un finished object) or current project and join us. I plan to start this quilt around June 1.
Who is with me???
Have a blessed day!