Thursday, February 14, 2013

Hand Quilting!

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!

1 comment:

Jodi said...

Oooh, that quilt looks very interesting. I love the little strip of stripe, and your hand quilting is beautiful!