Monday, March 23, 2009

Hand quilting

Hmm, not too sure about this whole hand quilting thing. Ouch! Sore fingertips aside, I like the rocket and starts, I got the outline from the 3rd issue of Sew Hip, my new monthly treat.
As I haven't done this, and don't have anyone at home to ask, I have been using a hoop, which is a task in itself to get on, and experimenting with needles. I got some quilting needles, but long ones, as the little ones had THE smallest holes ever, I thought I'd never get them threaded with the Perle thread. So far so good!

I like that I need to sit down in front of the TV for this job haha.

5 comments:

CurlyPops said...

It looks fab so far. Great job!
Did you trace the designs on before you started stitching?

beccasauras said...

I cut out the black lines on the picture, making a stencil, then drew it onto the fabric with a fabric pen (hope it comes off!!)

Mistea said...

The quilting looks fantastic so far, I haven't tried doing the contrasting thing yet, but I do like hand quilting. Hope you got your wish of good TV to quilt by!

Louise said...

Fantastic! I love the look of it and it will hurt less the more you do. Have you tried a thimble?

thornberry said...

The quilting is looking good - I haven't tried hand quilting yet. I've been stalking my local newsagents for the third issue of Sew Hip but you must have beaten me to it.