“Hi, Liuxin, a picture of my little quilt that won [...], Magnificent double wedding ring quilt by Liza and Sue. I'm confident I'll survive it, but I'm not happy about it. Holy smokes! My energy level is still low, although I can't blame the ... OK – this is such a sweet little finish! Hopefully, this will help you get started on your hand quilting journey! Or anything by hand. Let's start with my very first attempt at hand quilting. The worst part is the numbing medication, and then the recovery when the numbing medication wears off. I started making it on April 15, 2013. Here is a list of tools I use and techniques. I'd be delighted for you to use my photos, but kindly link them back to my blog. She stitched the word thankful for me on a simple square of quilting cotton. Thank you to all who wrote to wish me well on this latest bit of nosiness. Most hand quilters opt for size 10 or 12, which is indeed very small. It's the fourth one I've had on my nose. This storm was predicted, and so Mike and I went out and did our grocery shopping yesterday. Hand Piecing Supplies. [...], How to quilt by hand better the easiest way is all about the simple science [...], Hand applique tutorial for beginners is something that I have been wanting to write as [...], Hand piecing with stitch regulator adds a new dimension to the good and old Friendship [...], Color play can make a great difference in your quilt making. Many thanks! Well, none of it changes anything, so let's just start with the good news. I often get a lot of questions about my hand quilting tools and techniques. Mike and I went out to run some errands around mid-day and that helped to channel some of that nervous energy. Thankfully, it took just two swipes to remove the little basal cell from my nose. Hopefully, this will help you get started on your hand quilting journey! The quilting blog is for all quilters who love quilt-making by hand. The photo is a bit blurry, but that's how I was taking most of my photos in 2014. I started my Glitter quilt in a hand piecing class with Jen Kingwell at the Christchurch Symposium in October 2017. under, added by Bernie 1 week, 6 days ago. For those of you out there who are creative and daring and don’t hesitate to take a moment for hand making a patchwork quilt, some tips are important and helpful. Enjoyed your post. Neither was I pleased with the back of it, done with a basic cotton instead of a Liberty one. I always use a hoop when I hand quilt, but I must have taken it off before I took the photo above. They were so helpful and we were kindly escorted over the greens to see the tree and the accompanying plaque. When we got home, I walked around to the back side of the house to snap this picture of our Japanese maple trees. It's raining hard outside as I write this, and it has been raining all night long...over an inch when we checked this morning. And, this being fall, it's my favorite season of the year. It holds the world record for the longest WIP in my sewing room. Good morning! Yes, I've cheated death once again. I usually use a hera marker to mark my quilting lines, but this time I've used a blue washout pen because it was hard to see the marked lines on the highly patterned fabrics. Basic Hand Quilting Techniques. Thimblelady Quilting Blog is a place where Liuxin shares how-to tips on hand quilting, hand applique and hand piecing. under, added by Barbara 2 weeks ago. Glitter is designed by Jen Kingwell from Australia. But I have my own set of stitches right now...about half a dozen on my nose. It used to be (and still is for many people) that hand quilters would try their very best to get the smallest and most even hand quilting stitches they could. Hand piecing is truly MAGIC with Magic Squares. under, added by Barbara 1 week, 5 days ago. Smitty took the first watch: It was a very productive day yesterday. It is the longest quilt-in-the-making of my quilting career. We could get just a sliver of cell signal when we were out on the beach this past week, but in the RV...Nada. Manchester, UK About Blog Lucy's passions are combining fabric, playing with quilt layouts and hand sewing. I love French Handsewing. There are many other resources for hand piecing and I encourage you to try everything you come across, so you can find what works for "YOU". under, added by Barbara 1 week, 6 days ago. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me! Check out the free quilting lessons on McCallsQuilting.com! It finished at 3/4″ wide. I was able to finish quilting the two quilts I've been working on.