Yes, in between playing with Gloria (my Singer 301A) I have been getting in some slow stitching too this weekend and completed the inner border of Wish Upon a Vintage Star Wall Hanging 🙂 Yippee!!!
It was a stencil I traced with a wash away blue water marker but the joins at the middle of each side of the border required some finessing to blend in…
Here is a closer pic of the top of the quilted section..
And here is a good picture of the bottom of the quilted section..
Needless to say… I am VERY pleased with this outcome… I used DMC Perle 12 cotton on this border stitching with a Dritz #7 Between as it has a larger eye for threading and avoids the drag some other needles do with larger thread.
Next up is the outer border
And this is where I need YOUR advice please… I will be marking this with Pounce chalk AND using a 16″ lap hoop on the border… for the first time…
First of all where would you start on this quilt?
If you note the pic at the top of this post I was thinking to start on the left hand side and go clockwise around the border… but is this the BEST way to stitch this background on this wide border?
POPULAR ANSWER FROM MY SOURCES SAYS CENTER BOTTOM
Do I only mark what is going in the hoop at a time?
I am marking with pounce chalk which flakes off easily.. so do I just mark what is about to go in the hoop? That is what I am thinking seems right here…
FOR ME … YES… ONE BORDERS WIDTH FITS IN MY HOOP FINE.. SEE PIC BELOW
What is the best way for keeping the tension even on a border edge in a hoop?
I am thinking of using a dishtowel and pinning it to the edge.. I have seen this done in pics but have never tried it in reality yet… Is this how you quilt your borders or should I just lose the hoop for this part ???
FOR ME MY 16″ HOOP WORK GREAT…
Linking to Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching HERE🙂
And for those who follow me… this package did come in the mail!
Come back Tuesday to see what is up with this project! I have been keeping Gloria quite busy 🙂