Small Pleasures

2 09 2013

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.

Hand Quilting

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.




4 responses

2 09 2013

Your stitches look lovely!

2 09 2013
Grey Cat Quilts

Thank you! I was surprised by how quickly I fell into the rhythm of it again, since it’s been a while since I did a lot of hand quilting.

4 09 2013
Robyn in Oz

Beautiful stitching. Love perle cotton. My personal favourite is DMC. Depending on the thickness of the perle, you can be quite naive with your stitching.
Enjoy the process. It does one good. 🙂

4 09 2013
Grey Cat Quilts

I’m loving it – too bad I’m working too many hours this week to do much.

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