Monday, 11 August 2014

My Pretty Complete!

Here she is, My Pretty! I had initially anticipated a three month commitment to hand quilting this project. To my amazement though, I think I am in love with hand quilting and the simplicity of it. I think this allowed me to commit more time throughout the day... a few minutes here, a few minutes there and WALA! 

My Pretty has already found a home. Miss E has been eyeing her up throughout the whole quilting process saying, "Mom, pretty blanket.". I couldn't resist gifting the quilt to Miss E after hearing her sweetly say, "My pretty blanket." I know she will treasure it forever. 

Now off to tackle another WIP. Have a wonderful day! :)

Saturday, 9 August 2014

My Pretty

I've been determined to learn how to hand quilt for some time. I started on this pretty in July. The quilt pattern I'm working on is called Easy Does It by Darlene Zimmerman. The fabrics were from an assorted bag of precut fabrics I found at my local fabric shop. I machine pieced the top and the underside is a basic white flannel.

I've been learning how to hand quilt on my own and really quite pleased with the simplicity of the task! I enjoy how easy it is to sit anywhere I like and with few supplies (needle, thread and quilting hoop) to be able to continue the process of completing another quilted creation! I love not having to be restricted to my sewing machine, limited to one room/space, and not having to rely on a power source is a double joy! The greatest challenge for me while quilting has been committing to the sewing machine to piece my projects. Once I drag my things out, then I get E&E on my side needing to inspect all the tools and pieces... just not a safe place to be for curious little fingers! 

I can't wait for you to see the finished quilt! I will have an update soon as I have finished the quilt, just having to find time to post again! 

Thanks for stopping by! :)