Thursday, August 11, 2016

Hand Quilting!

I couldn't resist! I already own a bucketload of perle cotton. I had never planned to hand quilt Lollypop Trees, but once I had the first row basted it simply called for it.

I did machine quilt in the ditch first to stabilize everything.

What fun! I find this process SO relaxing. I'm not worried about perfect stitches. The pattern itself is folk art inspired and I think my quilting should be in the same vein.

I have to be careful with my perle cotton balls... Cooper would love to steal them. He's tried several times. I try to remember to put them inside a box when I'm not using them.

I have a few household chores today and a couple of errands, but I'm sure I'll have time for sewing, too.

Hope you have a fantastic day!


  1. I really like this piece and the addition of hand stitching is perfect! Look forward to your progress!

  2. You say this is a quilt as you go project? You put together a single row and now you are quilting it? I have done this in order to machine quilt but I have not tried it for hand quilting. It seems a perfect technique for summer in's too hot to sit around with a big quilt in your lap even with the a/c!


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