Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Handquilting and a quilt along

So my table runner has come along fast and i am nearly complete with it.  I decided to handquilt it with a beautiful YLI verigated thread called mango...its shades of pink and yellow...its divine.  I just echoed around all the blades and a small heart in the middle of all the blades then in the border i am quilting a feather...with hearts in 4 spots.  I find handquilting so relaxing and i love the look of it.  It gives me the freedom to be able to sit with my family or my husband in the evenings yet still be working on something...i cant say that happens all the times bc sometimes i just want to be at my machine piecing away.


The idea for this runner came from one of my favorite blogs http://dontlooknow.typepad.com/dont_look_now/josephs-coat-quilt-along-.html
i feel in love with that quilt and for christmas i got all the fabirc to make myself this quilt...i chose teal and yellow and brown in several shades....i have to say i am totally in love with it and cant wait to make more of them.  here are some of my blocks for the quilt along...she suggest 1.5 blocks a week but last week i made 6 and the pink ones so i think i can catch up pretty fast.


1 comment:

  1. Oh! The hand quilting does look really pretty!

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