Thursday, May 7, 2009

From my drawer - Checkerboard

This is the current project "from my drawer". I made the top section last year then came to a grinding halt because I could not find a backing fabric that I really liked.
This wall hanging is for Elisabeth. She picked it out from my pile of tops at Christmas and said "remember that I am linear" :)
This week I machine quilted it and decided that it was not what I wanted so ripped it all out and I am now hand quilting it. I'm using a bamboo batting which is sewing together really well.
I've stitched the checkerboard section and have left lengths of floss to do an experiment. Y'all are just going to have to wait and see what that is going to be :)


Micki said...

Hand quilting is always so special. I am sure that it will be lovely. Enjoy doing it while you watch tv. That's what I like to do.

Piwacket said...

I love Elisabeth's comment! I have done some hand-quilting, but just don't have the patience for it. I really admire people like you who are able to do it and do it so well.

Carol said...

Thank you. I love to hand quilt. My stitches may not be the most even or smallest on the planet but I like the effect I get :)

I'm learning how to machine quilt but if I had to choose between the two hand quilting would be my way to go.