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Friday, February 3, 2012

My Square Hoop

By Audrey Easter

I'm a little late to this 'Whats in my hoop' party. What fun to see all the different quilts being hand stitched at this very moment! This is quilt made from a Pat Sloan pattern featured in an old American Patchwork & Quilting magazine. It was slow going with the hand quilting in the beginning as I dithered back and forth with marking, not marking, taking out the curved, wavy lines, leaving them in etc. etc. Finally I found a rhythm that is working and I'm loving the casually, imperfect look of my stitching for this quilt. I used to always use a round wooden hoop for the majority of my hand quilting and this plastic square hoop just for the border work. Then, one day I decided to use this hoop for the entire quilt and I've never went back. It was a little awkward at first trying to figure out how to hold it just right, but being able to quilt right up into the corners makes it worth the effort. It has a crack in the right plastic clamp but I'm babying it along until it's completely unusable just so I can see how many years I get out of it.*wink I'm frugal that way.

5 comments:

  1. love that quilt - the colors, the pattern, the quilting :)
    Karen

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  2. What a beautiful quilt you're working on. I love the applique and all that gorgeous fabric!

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  3. I love Pat Sloans applique. I did one of her wall hangings called blue bird of happiness, it was so much fun to make. I love your fabric and color choices!

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  4. i use the square one too, like it very much. love seeing your work!

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