Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Surprise! There's actually progress!

Hello, lovelies!

It doesn't feel like I've been doing a lot of sewing since last Wednesday, but when I take stock of it, I've been clipping along! I have almost all the hexies sewn together for my Kona solids challenge mini-quilt, and I've started putting rows together for my kaleidoscope quilt. I'm a little intimidated to quilt it, but I won't ever get it done if I don't tackle it, right?

I've also been sneaking a half-hour here and there to work on my hand-quilting on the spring wallhanging. I finally got the right size needles and I feel like I'm getting the hang of it, and it's going faster than I'd thought--I'm already at the point where I need to move my hoop!

Hand quilting

I spray-basted this, and so far the quilting is going smoothly. I keep having to stop and pet the quilted parts, though!

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The WsIP stats:
New projects: 0
Completed projects: 0
In progress: 9

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


  1. Your quilting looks lovely and neat. I've only had one go at hand-quilting and it put me off a little. Maybe I should try again! It's going to be a lovely hanging :)

  2. that is some beautiful hand quilting! I have a smallish quilt I want to hand quilt. Maybe I should try the spray basting on it...

  3. The texture is so much more friendly after quilting. I agree.

  4. I'd never know you were new to hand quilting, your stitches are beautiful!!

  5. I think long ago I had some of that spray but I have gone back to hand basting. I use thinsulate off the roll and like it because it comes in different thicknesses and has a rather tacky feel so that probably I could pin baste it if I wanted to. If I buy a whole bolt it is quite a savings.

  6. Wow, check out that hand quilting! I am so impressed. I wish I were better at hand-stitching! Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )

  7. Good for you on the hand quilting. It's nice to see since so many people machine quilt these days.