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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

A little more done

While relaxing at our family cottage, I was able to get some more hand quilting done.  The days had been somewhat on the cool side and a quilt on my lap was very welcome to help keep me warm while sitting out on our screened-in porch.  This week, it is back to hot weather and most welcome after a lot of below average temperatures.

One thing that I like to do when quilting the hexagon centers, is do three at a time.  Six needles are on the go at the same time (two needles per hexagon).  This way, my quilt gets turned less and I don't end up with a huge twisted quilt on my lap.   Can you see the needles and thread on three of the marked hexagon centers?
If you want to read more about my adventures of quilting at the cottage using solar power, please go here to see how it is done.

Rose Marie Castonguay
www.appliqueandpatches.blogspot.com

7 comments:

  1. good idea, I hadn't thought of that. I have one quilt in the hoop and one on the frame

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  2. That's a very smart idea. Thanks for that information. I seem to be stuck on cross hatch and afraid to try new designs. Your tip will be helpful.

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  3. Beautiful! I'm hearing more and more about using several needles at once. Very interesting idea!

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  4. A useful tip, the twisting and turning certainly has slowed me down in the past

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  5. Intrigued with your red markings??? What do you use?

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  6. I do that too - I usually have between 2 & 4 needles going at once :) I really like how you are quilting the hexies. I have been wondering how I am going to do that!

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  7. I do the same thing too...running a few needles saves time and repositioning hassle!

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