Well it has been a mixed bag for these past three weeks – good intentions started well in respect of stitching on the Nashville Quilt although I have changed my mind (or rather chickened out of diagonal lines incase they did not come out straight) and stitched on just one side of the small cream squares to get horizontal quilting (no photos this week), and then stitched around the central image on the dance floor area and stitched around every 2nd circled squared from the centre for that area. Just need to change to red to do the outer square. I have stitched around the two chairs and table that are shown on the back of the photo below, also stitched in the ditch around the red lady holding guitar and the red man leaning against the wall.
I think that I come into the category of “Topper” – I like designing and creating the top of the quilt but have little confidence in my quilting stitching. (Room for improvement!)
Aside from that spurt of stitching I have not picked it up again. (Won’t make deadline of Husband’s Birthday now oops!) Partly his fault as he wanted a new Smart TV and I have to be the one to sort things out tech wise as it’s just not his thing. So he basically hi-jacked my sewing time. Hopefully next time I have some improved stitching to show you.
Bye for now
This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piecers to share and motivate one another. We post every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another. If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below.
Kathy, Margaret, Deb, Nanette, Sharon, Karrin, Daisy, Connie, and Cathie
5 thoughts on “HQAL – 19th February 2023”
Its going to be a great quilt whatever you do. I have the same problem what to do quilting.
Daisy, I have found strips of blue painter’s tape laid down carefully will keep my stitching lines straight on the diagonal. The tape isn’t sticky like masking tape and leaves no residue, but it will stay on long enough for the stitching. I don’t re-use a strip once I’ve stitched down the side, but if you like the width, you can stitch down each side the first strip. I like what you’re doing, and your husband can’t complain about it taking longer. =)
Smart tv takes president over quilting 🙂 I too had a side job to my project Jane’s Quilt ( although it was quilting) She’ll be waiting for you and just as sweet a present off schedule
Don’t be so hard on yourself! Your doing a great job! I’ve been tilting for years and at times I don’t get in perfect either.🤫
I struggle with that too, but I see glimmers of hope periodically! Just go for it!