Thursday, July 1, 2010

Dresden plate top done and basted for quilting!

Well, my 100% hand-stitched dresden plate quilt top is DONE and I basted it this morning!  Usually I go back to bed when I get hubby off to work at 3:30AM, but today I stayed up..... got my 'work' sewing done first off, then got to work basting this beauty :)  I am so happy to have it ready to quilt.  Now, my first experience with hand-quilting a quilt should be interesting.  I had heard so many good things about wool batting for hand quilting, that is what I used.  This batting is not needled at all - it's very lofty, so it should be a wonderful fluffy quilt that will show the quilting very well!  I think I am mostly going to do outline quilting, and do a small amount of feathers in the open corners of the white background.  I will leave that for last though until I get the hang of the straight stitch quilting first :)  Anyhow, we are going camping this weekend for our 19th wedding anniversary and I wanted to have something to work on while relaxing.  I don't really know if I'll get to work on it much, but at least I'll have it with me if I do have time.  The quilt doesn't look too big because it only has 9 blocks, but each of those blocks are 18'' across, so this quilt is nearly 60x60.  Great couch/lap size :)

1 comment:

  1. Karin, it is so pretty!!! I've heard that hand quilting through wool is like butter, but I've never tried it myself. I hope you enjoy the process!