Sunday, August 16, 2015

Hand Quilting


If the heat index isn't over 100 degrees (no a/c at my house) I've been doing a little hand quilting. 


Inside the octagon sections...


...I alternate the stitching in the wedge sections between lines about 1/4 inch apart going cross wise across the wedge and... 


...lines radiating out. No marking so stitching lines sometimes go astray but fabrics are so busy I don't think it matters much. 


Then there are the star sections between the octagons. 

I think the heat index will be over 100 today again so I'll probably catch up on some redwork squares instead of hand quilting. You never know. It's nice to have a choice of projects to work on.

It's Sunday and you know what that means...Slow Stitching Sunday at Kathy's Quilts. 

10 comments:

Julierose said...

what nice quilting you are doing! what thread are you using, needle? I am just beginning on my Mom's Poms today..happy Sunday hugs, Julierose

CathieJ said...

The quilting looks great. I hope you have cooler weather so you can continue. Although redwork sounds like fun too. I am so grateful for my a/c. We will be around 90 today.

gayle said...

Here's hoping for cooler weather for you!
I'm admiring your quilting and your quilt!

Quilter Kathy said...

How fabulous! Love the no marking method...so relaxing to quilt!
Wow you have it hot there! Hoping for some cool quilting breezes!

Ann said...

No marking is the most relaxing. Good for you. Just sorry it's so hot.

Jennie in GA said...

Hope it cools down for you. We could barely live without ac down here in the Deep Sout of GA.. Love all of the fabrics in your top.

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Looks great and I love free form quilting! Not sure how you get any hand quilting done without ac our humidity is so high here we can't live without it and I still don't like to quilt in the summer.

Julianne said...

LOVE IT!

Kay said...

Beautiful work! I love scrappy patchwork and seeing so many different fabrics together

desertskyquilts said...

100 degrees? Ugh. I try to keep my house at 78! Is it humid where you live? I could never do a humid 100, though Arizona desert 100 isn't bad. The quilting in the octagons is great - colored thread, too! Wonderful to see all those busy fabrics work so nicely together.