Fabric Tuesday, 8/30/16

Happy Tuesday!

I’m back to hand quilting Raining Cats and Dogs.  I’m enjoying it again.  I’m working on outlining with the cream colored thread.  I just finished the third block in the first row.  Once I get all the blocks done, I’ll work on quilting some other part.  I see this as a very long term project.

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Here’s a close up of my quilting.  I’m working on consistency and straightness.  Sometimes I get it spot on, other times I can see I need more practice! 🙂

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This is one of those quilts that will be on the wall or on display some where.   For right now, I’m using the hand quilting frame I bought from a friend of DezertSuz some months ago.  I finally had the time to put it together a couple of weekends ago and while I had the quilt laying on top of it, I finally put it on and started quilting.

img_2288It does take getting used to.

Of course the quilt is on wrong, so that might be part of the problem.  I can’t remember all the details but by the time I received the frame, I had already gotten the quilt basted and ready for hand quilting.  So I didn’t need to set up the frame.  That’s partly why it took so long to get it set up in the first place.  Anyway, I just laid the quilt on there and rolled it up.  Next time I work on a hand quilting project, I’ll be able to put all the layers on without having to baste it!

hand quilting Raining Cat and Dogs 8/30/2016

hand quilting
Raining Cat and Dogs
8/30/2016

 

~Happy quilting!

~Melanie

 

Linking with   and Fresh Poppy Designand Scraptastic Tuesday

~Melanie

 

 

 

9 responses »

  1. It’s great to see the frame in action! Your project is so adorable, and you are working on the right things. Even is most important, and size comes later.

  2. Pingback: 2016 Goals – August End of the Month Update | Thousand Needles

    • Thanks Amanda! The frame can be set up bigger. I think it can go all the way up to a Queen or a King but I didn’t need it that big right now. I saved the parts so that I could make it bigger if I need to later.

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