Saturday, 7 February 2015

Friday Night With Friends

 Last night I joined the virtual sew in known as 'Friday Night With Friends'. I worked on my 'Toes In The Sand Quilt' that I have been hand quilting. 

  I have quilted about 5 or 6 flannel quilts prior to this and found the needle on the left fantastic for gliding through multiple layers of flannel with Perle 8 thread like a hot knife through butter. So I had started quilting this cotton quilt with some Gutterman hand quilting thread a largish needle, but wasn't happy with the size of  my stitches.
I asked a few posts ago what size and type of needle others use. Thanks so much for your responses.
After trying a number of needles suggested, I have settled on the needle on the right. A size 10 Piecemakers', so small by comparison. Took so long to get used to such a small needle, I felt like I had five thumbs. But I persevered and have found my quilting has slowly improved with these.

I am pretty excited to say that I am now up to row six of seven rows of triangle blocks. I started this early January and have certainly not worked on it everyday. I am surprised how quickly I have been able to quilt this by hand. It will be about 80" x 65" when finished.

 Don't forget to look here to see what everyone else was doing last night.

Have a great weekend.


  1. Hi Raelee boy this is looking fantastic,well done on great FNWF xx

  2. Wow, love how this one is looking. Your quilting looks great. They are the needles I use too. It must help having your quilt on the frame and ready to go whenever you have a spare moment.

  3. Well done, this is looking fabulous!

  4. its looking way beautiful..

  5. Your toes look fantastic... the quilt toes I mean...
    Thanks for joining in FNwF too... xox

  6. Such gorgeous quilting ...

  7. your going great with the quilting...............

  8. Wow this is going to look amazing - love that fabric range! - wonderful quilting...
    just popped in from fnwf

  9. Gosh beautiful quilting! It looks like a great quilt... I do like the colours you have used.

  10. Beautiful quilting and quilt!


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