What's in the hoop?
A BIG quilt - maybe 84 x 84 or so?
I'm hand quilting the Dresdens right now.
I work on hand quilting each night for about an hour before bed. It helps me relax, forget about all the world's troubles and to sleep better. It also gives me callouses and broken fingernails.
This is an old Rainbow Scrap Challenge project. I used my 4.5 inch scraps and made four blocks each month throughout the year - one in the color of the month, one in the color of the month plus it's complement, one with black/white, one with white/black. All are on gray backgrounds and have polka dot centers surrounded by gray rick rack.
I'm using regular hand quilting thread (not perle) in all colors. I did NOT cut away the fabric behind the Dresdens ( I was afraid to do that) and was thinking I would have problems stitching through all those layers but no problem...I just take a little bigger stitches. I'm still trying to decide how I will quilt between Dresdens where the seams meet but I have plenty of time to decide.