After I finished "Which Way to the Chocolate" which took me months of Sundays to big stitch I got down on the floor and prepped Jack's Chain for hand quilting.
This is another wedding quilt for the hope chest. This one is for my grandson, Jacob, who will turn 7 on Feb 28. Since it's a wedding quilt I am using a stencil with four hearts, tracing with chalk in the hexagons and stitching with different colored hand quilting threads - so far red, green, yellow. I stitched in the ditch around the outside of the hexagons in navy blue.
I stitched an X through the 3 inch 9 patches in navy threads. I am also using navy thread to stitch 1/4 inside the hexagons. Most of the seams are pressed toward the hexagons so I kind of feel my way along the seam to stitch. Since I was big stitching on "Which Way to the Chocolate" I'm finding it difficult to keep my stitches small and even while stitching on this quilt.
I was thinking I might rip out all the stitching I've done in the triangles and stitch in the ditch around them instead because my stitching is very uneven in those triangles plus the seam line kind of poofs up between the 39P and the triangles. But then again who wants to hand stitch in ditches where the hand stitching doesn't show? And I keep looking at the intersection of the hearts here - the stitches don't meet up perfectly there and it bothers me. Maybe I should just stop taking pictures, move on, and keep trying my best. I might not be able to make a quilt at all by the time my grandson decides to get married and, heaven forbid, I might not even be alive.
What pattern did I use?
Since it's Sunday and I'll be slow stitching I'm linking up to:
since there's a heck of a lot of scraps in those 39Ps I'm linking up to: