I've really been wanting to do some hand quilting.
I don't have air conditioning so it gets rather warm sitting under a quilt here in the summer so I usually work on smaller projects in my time off from the paying job and working in the garden and playing with grandkids.
Lately, there's been some cooler evenings and I've noticed more than an occasional country breeze. And so I decided to take advantage of some of those occasions by getting this quilt, Petunias, ready for hand quilting.
I'm not quite sure yet how this is all going to be quilted. I do have some ideas. First, I'm starting with the octagonal rings and quilting about 1/4 inch away from both the inner and outer seams in pink hand quilting thread.
We I shall see how that looks and go from there.
Now my husband asked why I would go to all the trouble to hand quilt something that is so busy.
"Good question", I say.
"If I don't care about quilting each section of each block in a different way or in a way that requires too many starts and stops and turning of the quilt this way and that then I use my DSM and quilt a quilt in an overall pattern of spirals or flowers or leaves or lines or whatever. Otherwise, I hand quilt."
"Hmmm", he says.
Slow Stitching Sunday...where others have been itchin' to do some hand stitchin'.