I find hand quilting very enjoyable and relaxing but make too many tops to have time to quilt them all, quilting by chequebook is expensive and I find machine quilting stressful and tend to put it off but I have gritted my teeth lately and got past quilters' block.
I did hand quilt the Thimbleberry squares as my husband found it an acceptable replacement for the 20 year old lap quilt currently in use but worn out; another one (Poppies) is going to a friend so that merits longarming, another (Sisters Log Jam, photo later) has been machine quilted and now I'm sewing down the binding (a task I like) and as I was machine quilting Hawaiian Snails Trail in the ditch I took control by using my hand Singer for the job. And the latest Linus quilt I machined the binding as well as the top (photo later).
|First Linus Quilt of this year now handed over.|
This is the top as I forgot to take a photo of the finished piece.
|Sandwiching Hawaiian Snails trails adding extra height to|
|Trusty hand turned Singer|
|Hawaiian Snails Trails laid out on wadding.|