I know I am a bit late on my hand quilting update, at least in regards to Kathy’s hand quilt along, I am. (Sorry Kathy) Anyway here is an update on my Rose Garden quilt.
The stitching is very slow; I can complete only 1 block a week. I am at least doing that though. As long as I am consistent I should be done with it by the end of the year. With that said, I would like to add that this will be the only hand quilting project that I will take on this year.
I deeply regret adding so much quilting to this project, but it’s too late to turn back now, so onward I must go. I am however going to take out the stitching on the one and only green 4 patch that I quilted.
To say that I HATE stitching over seams, is an understatement!!!! The stitch size is inconsistent and it puts too much wear and tear on my needles and my hands. So the stitching here has to go. I’ll figure out something else for these little blocks.
Working on the sashing hasn’t been too bad though. I can complete one sashing strip a night as long as I am not too tired by the time I sit to work on it. BTW, I really like using the water soluble making pens. The lines are dark enough to see clearly and all it takes is a spritz of water and the marks disappear.
If you would like to know more about this little hand quilting, quilt along, you can contact Kathy at https://livinginrapidcity.wordpress.com. She would be happy to fill you in on the details and add you to the list if you would like. You can also visit the other quilters who are participating in this little project at the following sites:
Happy Creating !!