I’d forgotten how pleasurable hand-quilting could be…
There’s a point where I go very zen, and just enjoy the process, and before I know it, visible progress has been made, without the usual frustrations I experience with machine quilting. Machine quilting on my domestic machine inevitably leads to much in the way of teeth gnashing and the ripping of hair out.
And there’s nothing like the texture of hand-quilting. I love running my hands over where the quilting is densest.
I’m using a perle cotton by Oren Bayan in grey, and there’s going to be a lot of outline stitching going on, and some echo stitching. I’m now very glad I went with my instincts on this one and started ripping out the machine quilting.
Now I just need to remember to buy a couple of leather thimbles again.