Sunday, August 10, 2014

Hand Quilting

I'm still working, slowly but surely, on hand quilting my butterfly quilt.  
This time of year it is either too hot, I'm too tired after a long and busy day at work, or I have gardening to do or garden produce to freeze or dry or can so hand quilting a very large quilt is last on my list of priorities. 
I do only have three side sashings left to quilt. 


I might have to add something to the corners up there. 


I have found I actually love hand quilting. Who knew? 
I'm still working on perfecting my stitches but I'm very used to a thimble now.
Not sure I like to applique, though. Jury is still out. 

Slow Stitching? 

10 comments:

Julierose said...

this is so beautiful--and what a lovely job og quilting--I like the pattern you chose. Hugs, Julierose

Barbara said...

Your stitches are so tiny and evenly spaced-a lovely quilt.
Barbara

Deb A said...

I love seeing this butterfly quilt! It has been fun to watch it grow and I love your tiny stitches of quilting. It will be ready for more attention as you have time and energy - quilts are wonderful like that.

Monica said...

This is such a cute quilt, and your hand quilting is the perfect finishing touch. Great job!

Lisa J. said...

It's such a pretty quilt. Your hand stitching is amazing! I like hand quilting better than applique as well.

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

This quilt is looking marvelous! Your stitching is wonderful and I love that green sashing in among the butterflies!

Prima Donna said...

Still loving this vintage-style quilt. Your hand quilting looks really lovely.

Mary said...

This reminds me of some of the quilts I knew as a child at my grandmother's house. So pretty!

Ellen said...

Beautiful!

CathieJ said...

I look forward to seeing your progress on this quilt each week. It is so beautiful. I love the picture of the whole quilt.