Double Wedding Ring
70 x 85
Started Feb 2013
Finished Apr 2014
First attempt at hand quilting.
A wedding quilt for my granddaughter's hope chest. She's 9.
I learned a lot in the making of this quilt. It was a challenge that, quite frankly, I didn't feel I was up to. The piecing of the quilt with all it's curves and different type of construction (no even rows) was the first challenge. The second was the hand quilting. I had to try different types of thimbles before I found the one that worked for me. I had to learn the proper "rocking motion" in order to get smaller, even stitches so I first stitched in the ditch around all the arch pieces.
I used a template and experimented with different marking methods until I found chalk worked best for me with the templates I used.
I'm pleased with the results of my first attempt and will definitely be doing more hand quilting in the future.
I hope I'm still alive when it comes time for my granddaughter to receive her wedding quilt but if I'm not I will be at her wedding in spirit.
And so that is my entry for the Blogger's Quilt Festival - Hand Quilting category. I would like to encourage you to try hand quilting. It's very relaxing after you get over the initial fears. I didn't think I could do it. I can't believe I did it.
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