By: Karen Goad
Hand quilting takes a lot of time. It is well worth it in the end. What a feeling a quilter can have when you do a quilt the old fashioned way with a quilting frame/hoop, needle, thread, thimble. The tools do not cost a lot – the reward is great.
In 2010 in January I started this quilt as a BOM and worked on it every month for a year, finishing the top in January of 2011. It was put aside for most of 2011 while I was quilting other quilts on my frame. I put it on my frame in December of 2011 and just took it off the frame yesterday! What a great feeling that was. 5 months of hard work!
I sewed the binding on by machine today and now have the hand stitching of the binding to do. When I get done I will post a photo. If you have never hand quilted – give it a try – it is rewarding and relaxing. Here is a partial photo – I don’t have room to spread it out in the house – this was before I got the binding started.
When I get it done I will post a finished shot