It’s three weeks since I showed you my Down the Rabbit Hole quilt, I had just started quilting it, trying to stitch petals on the Dresden circle, I’d just started stitching round the flowers in the next border too…
I haven’t done a huge amount, partly because it’s just been too hot to bury oneself under a king-size quilt! I’ve concentrated on the flower circles this week, mainly because I can’t find the cotton that I was using for the centre!!
I’m quilting immediately round each flower, then on some I’m making a second outer circle before echo quilting round them all. I was getting a little despondent thinking this is going to take forever, then I realised I only had about three circles to do and a few echoes and I’d quilted a quarter of the border. It doesn’t take much, it was enough to encourage me on. So I have now quilted a quarter of the flower border!
I’m looking forward to the next narrow border when I can do a simple design all in the same direction, like a scallop or a wiggle! One problem I’m having is that I keep needing to turn the quilt to stitch a circle, it’s a big thing to heave around! This is definitely something to consider when working out future quilting designs!
I think my stitching is improving a bit, I’m managing to ‘rock’ my needle to do about 3 stitches at once and I’ve finally mastered the thimble! Hopefully next time I’ll have a bit more to show you.
Hand Quilt Along Links
This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piecers to share and motivate one another. We post every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another. Please follow the links to see what everyone else is hand quilting. If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below.
I’m also linking up with Kathy’s Quilts for Slow Stitch Sunday, a link party for all things hand-stitched.