This is my friend Pat hand quilting a baby quilt. I was mesmerized by watching her.
Pat uses the 1/4" quilting tape to mark her quilting lines across the embroidery blocks.
She doesn't like to use a marker on white fabric "just in case" it doesn't come off. She is crosshatching the background of the block, but not stitching through the embroidery. I love it!
If you don't have any friends to watch quilt, you can watch some experts through the magic of the internet.
Here are some videos you might enjoy:
*Sarah Fielke - larger stitching with Perle cotton.
*Marianne Fons - I like her description of the difference between machine and hand quilting.
*Thimble Lady - lots of commercials to watch but neat ideas...I might have to try one of these thimbles.
*Tim Latimer - Tim has a unique style of quilting with a thumb thimble on his left hand.
|Photo by Squidoo|
And...as a special treat to enjoy, Celebrate Hand Quilting blog had a fantastic blog hop last week - click here to start at day one.
Today I will be continuing my relaxing "Journey of a Quilter" and I will be working on block #8 while thoughts of yesterday's quilt auction dance in my head.
Link up your hand stitching post below and share what you are working on this week.