Sunday, September 30, 2018

NOT in the Hoop

I've been doing some hand quilting with perle #8.   I'm quilting through the middle of the 1 inch squares moving around and around the square.  I started out with the 80 x 80 quilt in the square pvc hoop but had to move it too often so opted not to use a hoop and now I'm moving right along with the quilting on...

...Plain Brown Wrapper. 

(I counted cream and ecru as brown for this quilt). 

20 comments:

Susie Q said...

Busy quilt..... I will have to keep in mind not all hand quilting has to be IN a hoop.

Julierose said...

Oh This will look so lovely--I really like this quilt...so cozy and warm in those colorways. I never quilt in a hoop--(well almost never--I used to) hugs, Julierose

Quiltdivajulie said...

Omigosh - this is fantastic! Who would have thought BROWN could be so wonderful.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I love this one! Glad to see it again, and that your stitching is moving along quickly, too.

Shasta Matova said...

I don't like using a hoop either. It makes things so awkward.

Janie said...

I don't use a hoop for hand quilting either!
I like the little bits of color here and there.
The whites and ecru are perfect contrast.
Great progress.

Brenda said...

Wow, that is a wonderful quilt. I will have to get out of my box and see if the big stitch quilting I plan can be done without a hoop. Thanks for the inspiration.

Vic in NH said...

What a wonderful quilt! I love the little perks of reds and rusts that make it pop with warmth. Good job on the quilting!

Linda said...

I have never used a hoop for quilting. After a few years of freehand quilting I bought a hoop, never get the hang of it and gave it to another quilter. I'm happy with hand quilting without a hoop.

MissPat said...

I've done very little hand quilting, but when our guild was quilting a Grandmother's Flower Garden, I found the hoop to be awkward and hard on my gripping hand. Don't think I could quilt a full-size quiltby hand, definitely not in a timely fashion.
Pat

---"Love" said...

That quilt really intrigues me! I can't do hand quilting anymore, hoop or no hoop! ---"Love"

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

An amazing 'brown' quilt, I love it! I too don't use a hoop anymore, I simply bunch a handful of the quilt in my left hand underneath and quilt with my right hand, Jen Kingwell calls it 'lap quilting' where the weight of the quilt provides the tension. Not sure if that explains things really, but it does work so easily.

Sarah said...

It never occurred to me to try quilting without a hoop. I'm struggling to get to grips with my first ever hand quilt so I'm going to try without the hoop!

Unknown said...

This is really cool. I appreciated your creative ideas for DIY. I love the fact that I’ve never seen something cool like that before.

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Heart and Hand Stitching said...

Sometimes I prefer to hand stitch my quilts without a hoop; especially little quilts. Sometimes they just don't fit in a quilting hoop. This quilt is very interesting how the tiny blocks grew as the size of the quilt did. Good luck getting the quilting done all the way to the edge!

grammajudyb said...

I have a new big stitch project in the works, and the 2 hoops I had did not work with the bulk of the fabric sandwich! I am going to do it , NO HOOP! Thanks for the encouragement to give that a try! Good luck with your goal of getting that all quilted! It is awesome!

mangozz said...

Those browns are so pretty together. I don't remember this quilt at all, but I like the way all the squares get bigger and bigger. I have considered quilting a large quilt without a hoop but wasn't sure if it would work out. Are you able to get a good grip on the quilt and make the stitches show up good on the back?

Louise said...

Not being a hand quilter at all, I wondered if the hoop was strictly necessary. How long can you hand stitch at a stretch before you need to take a break?

Karen's Korner said...

I admire anyone who hands quilts. Well done.

Patty said...

One word - WOWZA! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck with your project!