Last night was Friday Night With Friends. You can join in here.
I am really enjoying hand quilting on my new quilting frame. But, just wanted to work on a small project so I can experience the satisfaction of a finish. I stitched this many years ago, last night it transformed into a pin cushion.
First I made a twisted chord.
Found a bag of silica sand to fill it.
Now I can also link up with Finish It Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts.
I've been experiencing a big learning curve using my new Grace Hand Quilting frame. I have a new chair, a Christmas gift from Mr Stitch so I can sit for long periods without an aching back.
A little side table made in woodwork class by Mr 16 holds all my tools of the trade with room underneath for a few quilting books.
I know the hand quilting police will be 'tisk, tisking' at my large stitches. But, this quilt has been an experiment from the start with the patchwork construction. So why be any different with the quilting?
That includes experimenting with needles. I am generally happy with the one I am using, but feel there might be a better choice out there that could give me a better result.
So, finally a question....
What types of needles do you use when hand quilting?
More photos of quilting progress coming up in my next post.