|Marking cross-hatching for hand quilting |
on Red and White Pinwheel Quilt
To get this one moving, I needed a deadline, so I have entered the quilt in a show, and now I am frantically quilting to get it done. Mind you, the pace I am going could not be mistaken for 'frantic', as there is a lot of stitching for what seems like meagre progress. The overall plan is not fully worked out, and the more I do, the more I feel I need to do, as well as the binding, plus the hanging tab, and the quilt label. I can see myself stitching, just minutes before I hand it over!
|Book: "Quilt It!" by Barbara Chainey|
I would not say I am an expert at hand quilting, and don't feel that I have quite mastered how to choose a quilt patterns for particular quilts, but one book I find really useful is Barbara Chainey's 'Quilt It', as it gives loads of suggestions, especially for pieced work, rather than patterns for whole cloths. I have designed some motifs of my own for this quilt, plus a lot of outline quilting, and at the moment I am working on some cross-hatching.
It will get done.
Joining Up with Design Wall Monday! and Slow Stitching Sunday.