I'm new to posting on this blog. I have only been hand quilting for about 3 years so I don't have a lot of experience. What I do have is enthusiasm!
I have enjoyed all the "what's in your hoop?" posts. It's been very inspiring to see all the different projects people are working on.
I am currently working on a red and white quilt for a challenge my guild is doing. The challenge was inspired by the Infinite Variety exhibit in New York. I didn't get to go to the exhibit but there were so many gorgeous pictures of it online to enjoy.
I especially loved the quilts with beautiful hand quilting and resolved to hand quilt my contribution to the challenge. I am currently working on the straight lines behind the half feathered wreaths in the setting triangles.
Here is a picture of the whole quilt from when I basted it. I would have liked to make a full sized quilt of this but it needs to be finished by the end of May and my time for working on it is limited. This is the first time I have tried wool batting. I find it a bit puffy compared to the silk batting I usually use but I do love how it needles.
Other than the center squares, I haven't figured out what to quilt in the red areas of the blocks. I'm not very good at planning ahead when it comes to quilting projects. Someone commented on my blog that the quilt would speak to me and tell me what it needs. It hasn't had anything to say yet. Do you have any ideas?