I am not using a hoop to quilt this and have found it to be a very different experience. Some of the hand movements are different, and my left hand does get tired from holding the quilt. It was workable for a mini quilt, but I don't think I would "go hoopless" for a larger quilt.
Julie and I were "chatting" about how hand stitching a project results in feeling a stronger attachment to it. It's a simple, directionally proportional equation...
the more time is spent, the stronger the connection is.
It makes sense in stitching, and in relationships.
|Hands of my quilting friends|
Speaking of which, I am planning which of my projects to take to my upcoming quilt retreat. I can't wait to be with my friends again. The same gang of us have attended quilt camp together for over 10 years. That's a lot of life lived, and a lot of stitches we've taken together!
Today I will be hand stitching the binding down on my Valentine's mini quilt.
What are you hand stitching today?
**Please remember that Slow Sunday Stitching is a celebration of hand stitching only. If your blog post is about machine stitching, there are lots of other linky parties for you to participate in. Val has a great list of quilt related link ups on her blog - click here to check them out.