Update on making Deb Eggar's "Floral Abundance"...
|Deb Eggar's "Floral Abundance" in Spring 2013 Primitive Quilts and Projects|
|Quilt Top = Finished!|
I finished the quilt top last night!!! And I ended up doing it all by hand…the appliqué, and the piecing.
This is a first for me. Mom and my sisters taught to make quilts on the sewing machine. While working on Dawn Heese' Somerset a while back, I had trouble piecing the on-point blocks together on the machine. So I tried basting them instead of pinning. Then I realized that as long as I was basting them, I might as well piece them by hand. One thing led to another, and I discovered the joy of sitting on my love seat, stitching away by hand, creating little blocks of beauty one by one.
Last fall (September) I decided to make the “Floral Abundance” quilt from our Spring 2013 issue. I cut out everything, got it all organized, then got busy appliquéing all the little pieces onto the blocks. By hand. When it came time to sew the blocks together, I had no desire to disappear upstairs where my sewing machine abides. Staying on my love seat, stitching block-by-block,…next thing you know I had rows to build. And I kept stitching by hand.
Now come those 57” borders. Lots of them. Guess what? I stitched them all together by hand! And I feel so content and happy about it.
I decided to quilt it by hand now. This will be my second hand-quilting endeavor. I cut my teeth on a baby quilt last year, and really enjoyed it.
Do you like to stitch by hand?
Speaking of the gold old fashioned way...when our 4-year grandson visits us, we play the old fashioned way. Instead of playing with technology, we color--WITH CRAYONS ON PAPER! Here is a drawing of his house, complete with bricks, trees, his daddy's truck, their cat, and of course Julian with his daddy.