I forgot to update you on my latest Secret Project; yes, I did finish the top on Saturday! Made that top in SIX DAYS! Love a Quick and Easy Hexie quilt!
Sunday afternoon I pieced the backing and basted it all together. Tuesday I started the hand quilting. (Remember I was gone to Birmingham all day Monday.) I'm using white DMC Perle Cotton No. 8 and a crewel needle.
Have you ever used Tiger Tape? You stick it down and quilt along the edge- it provides a guide for even stitches.
I've had some in my stash for YEARS, but had never even opened the package. I gave it a try. My stitches were very even, but it was a bit of a battle to keep the stuff stuck down. The ends kept coming up. And I got some of the sticky on my needle. :( The jury's still out - I may try again with it today. Or I may continue without...
As promised, here are some photos of the beautiful hooked rugs I saw Monday at the Birmingham Quilt Guild meeting. All were made by these sisters.
I wish my pictures did the rugs proper justice - LOVeLy!
I am a wife, mother to two daughters, an avid art quilter, cooking contest entrant, and dog lover. My book, FABRIC PHOTO PLAY, AQS, 2005, demonstrates my original technique for making portrait quilts. My second book (with Peggy Rhodes), Quick and Easy Hexie Quilts was recently released.