A few years back my good friend made me a scrappy quilt top for my birthday. I wasn't into using scraps or repetitive designs so I just love what Sue has done.... it sat in the cupboard for 3 years not knowing how to quilt it. Sue thought I didn't like it....
|Isn't it lovely|
The sashings were done in the shade of green that was my mums favourite colour. I have always wanted to quilt with perle thread.
When we cleaned up mums house I collected a whole tub of bits on rolls, new rolls and lots more. So decision made... This quilt will have a bit of mum in there too.
I cleaned off my table and got to thread basting it. I prefer to thread baste rather than using pins when I am going to hand quilt. I'm not sure how long it will take me to quilt and I have seen other projects damaged by the pins. I also don't like my thread getting caught around the pins when I sew...
|I am basting through every square.|
So that means about every 2 inches.
I have added a label already and it will be quilted in. This quilt is mine and I don't want it going missing.
|My special label of thanks|
All the basting is done and the quilt is trimmed down. It looks so much better when you trim it. It feels a lot better too.
|All trimmed ready for quilting|
Now for the quilting design. I have chosen the BAPTIST FAN design. I followed this great tutorial to help me out
I have drawn the design on and now for the threads....
I am using frixion pens to mark this design with. I will draw a few fans, stitch them, lightly iron the pen mark off then draw on some more... I have a lot of colours to choose from and so far it's the blacks that seems to show up the best
|My circle maker and frixion pen|
Here is the tub of threads to go through.
|Look at what I get to choose from|
Here are some to start me off. I'm continuing the scrappy feel and just going to finish off some of these rolls...
|The threads I am starting with|
The end of the day and this is where I am at. I haven't stopped.
|Baptist Fan hand quilting is started|
I am linking up with Kathy for SLOW STITCHING SUNDAY . This link is for Kathys home page but very Sunday she has a link up... Go and have a look through to see what others get up to for a relaxing day of stitching.