It’s three weeks since I last showed you my Down the Rabbit Hole quilt, I’m hand-quilting it so it’s going to take a while! I started in the middle on the Dresden circle, but mislaid my thread (and it wasn’t an easy place to start!) so I abandoned it for now in favour of the next border out, the round flowers.
Three weeks ago I had just finished the first quarter, having discovered the hard way that quilting in circles isn’t that easy. I was quilting immediately round each circle, then again about 1/2″ away where possible, before echo quilting round the shapes to the edge. This is where I was three weeks ago…
I’ve only managed a couple of evenings working on my quilt, but I have found a much easier way of quilting it. It’s probably not a good idea to change methods but hopefully it won’t be too noticeable in the grand scheme of things…
I’m still quilting round each circle, however I am then echo quilting down the outside, stitching the whole quarter at once, I can then quilt the inside. It’s so much easier because it’s all in one direction! Where there is plenty of room I’m making the inner and outer quilting lines meet, like a complete circle.
I’ve now quilted nearly three-quarters of the border, so reasonable progress for two evenings! I’m already starting to think about how to quilt the next green border which is about 1″ wide and also the houses, any suggestions welcome!
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. 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 Stitching Sunday, a celebration of all things hand-stitched.