February 7, 2012

Hand quilting

Last year I learned how to hand quilt while working on a project with some friends from our quilt guild. It is calming, fun, and every time we get together to work on a project I feel transported to years past, when women gathered around a bed-size quilt for hours on end. We talk, laugh, dream. I got so excited that I bought a small frame and started quilting a churn dash quilt top I had assembled a couple of years ago. It will be done before the summer, I hope. I even hand quilted small wall hangings for Christmas gifts last December. Here it is:

If you are interested, here is a site with good instructions.

Hand quilting instructions

And on this note, I sign off for today!

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