By: Karen Goad
I just finished another quilt top. One that I made by machine piecing instead of hand piecing as everything I am currently working on is by hand. I needed a change of pace. I finished it in 5 days – the quilt is 69 x 69 inches.
Now the decision -- to machine piece straight lines or hand quilt – yes I decided to hand quilt once again. Why – because although I have machine pieced straight lines on several small quilts I am never satisfied with the way it looks. I admit it – I am a hand quilting snob I can’t help it, I really and truly just do not like the way machine quilting looks. If I machine quilted straight lines on this quilt top I know I would end up giving it away shortly after I finished it because I would not like it.
Are you a hand quilting snob also?
Do you ever feel that you will get caught up on all of the quilt tops that you have finished and are stacked away waiting for you to quilt?
This top will be outlined quilted with an X in the middle of each of the rectangle parts of the X in the pattern. I will use my hoop seeing as my big frame is still occupied with the very large Joseph’s Coat quilt.