Good Saturday morning (at least here in the US) to all my quilting friends... I'm just so pumped right now... a few days ago while cleaning out/up my sewing area, I "found" my practice piece from a hand quilting class from several years ago. I've been practicing on it for several days now, and going to the tutorials here on the board for making knots... all very helpful! My stitches are sometimes consistent, sometimes not... sometimes small, sometimes not... but at least I'm starting to get the hang of it and I'm absolutely LOVING it!!
Here's my question, though... I'm working on a 20" (or so) square piece with printed swirls, feathers, fleur-de-lis, loops, etc... all the shapes one might encounter with hand quilting. I'm using a pvc lap quilt apparatus... and its easy to turn the piece when quilting loops, etc.
My question... How does one manage a QUILT when its time to stitch around a loop? Do I need to learn to quilt toward, away, to the right and to the left? Help please???