Wednesday, 9 October 2013
HipBees hand-quilting progress
Although it has been almost a month since I wrote about starting to handquilt my red and cream hipBees sampler quilt, it isn't languishing in the corner as a forgotten UFO. I've been trying to sneak in a wee bit more handquilting here and there. Admittedly, it is slow going but I think the results are worth it.
Some of the blocks are very obvious about how they should be quilted in outline.
Others raise questions about whether the white outline stitching is enough. (I did quilt in the red corner squares and centre square, but you can't really see the red thread here in this photo.)
Occasionally, I find it hard to make the right decision and I've managed to quilt myself into a bit of a pickle now and again as in the block above. I kind of got myself a little confused where the star point outlines overlap and think there probably was a neater way of doing this one, but hey, every day's a learning day!
I think the back stitching looks kinda cool too, don't you?
8 down, 8 to go! Come on, Sarah, keep at it!