Slow Sunday Stitching

Today, I plan on finding time to hand quilt the border print on my 1800s reproduction quilt.

Before
(white threads are from basting)

It has been enjoyable stitching along the border print.  There is no marking to be done nor seam allowances to stitch through.  I just follow the design!

After
When both sides of the pattern are quilted, the end result is quickly gratifying.  A nice scalloped effect is simply created.  This is the first time I have used Quilters Dream Wool Batting.  It is easy to hand needle, lightweight, not bulky, yet shows dimension.

It always surprises me the effect that the actual stitching does to the look of a quilt as evidenced in the before and after photos.

May many others who link to and/or view Kathy's Slow Sunday Stitching today also find a few moments to accomplish a bit of gratifying hand work.


6 comments

  1. It is fun to see the before and after during quilting ....just lovely ! Happy Stitching :)

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  2. I am using wool right now too! I love that you are using the fabric design to do your stitching, hand quilting is almost magical.

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  3. love your stitching and it goes just so fine with the design!

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  4. Very pretty. Lovely stitching. I like reproduction fabrics too.

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  5. Love how you used the design and followed along to make your quilting stitches. The before and after pictures are great.

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