Thursday, January 13, 2011

A Quilting I Will Go...

I've had a bit of back trouble for the past few days that I am positive is the result of a kitchen injury. I KNOW that it came from slinging around a heavy iron frying pan and multiple loading/unloading of the dishwasher. It's right dead in the middle of my back and it has kept me from sewing.

So for the past few days I've had to entertain myself with doing some hand quilting on this, a version of Grandmothers Flower Garden:

Although it is difficult to see in the photo, I am using a variegated quilting thread. I am liking this effect a lot:

This quilt is entirely hand-pieced. I started it in September and finished the top right after Christmas. I think a hand-pieced top deserves to be hand-quilted, don't you?

Hopefully this back thingamajig will last until the Manly Men that live here decide to vacuum, mop, clean bathrooms, and do all the laundry before I recover. Sounds like a nice little four-day weekend for me, doesn't it?

I'll keep quilting and hopefully be back on my muslin by tomorrow. Stay tuned.


Gail said...

Quilting is an art form that I love, full appreciate but don't seam to have the patience for. Did you sew the entire quilt by hand?

Juliane said...

Yes, Gail, I did. Each hexagon finishes out at one and a half inches wide. It was a lot of fun!

garywayne said...

I wonder where all those tiny, tiny hexagons came from... And remember when I was a wee lad and you began a quilt for me?

Lorraine said...

I have one I made that still needs to be quilted. I'm contemplating how to do it because I am not quilting around each hexagon. That is more than I can think about. Good luck on finishing yours. It looks very nice.

Did you do yours on a quilt frame or did you baste it together and then do the quilting?

Juliane said...

I pinbasted the quilt together using large safety pins. I have a large oval quilting hoop for quilting.