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My Hand Quilting Test Drive

Old 03-09-2011, 06:55 PM
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My mother and I have been a quilting team for many years. I have done all phases of the process except one--the hand quilting! My mom was a whiz and could hand quilt a queen size quilt in about two weeks.

I recently decided it was time for me to learn to hand quilt. I did a "test drive" with this simple wall hanging that uses a fabric panel in the center. The verdict: I love hand quilting! I was so surprised how relaxing the process is after a long day at work. I couldn't put the project down--even took it along on a vacation in Hawaii!

This is now hanging on the wall in my office--a fun reminder of my younger days playing in a high school and later, college marching band. I probably should have blocked the quilt but just couldn't wait another day to hang it.

This was just the right size to get started. My next hand quilting project--a bed quilt.
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Old 03-09-2011, 06:57 PM
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I also hand quilt. It is very addictive, isn't it! Thanks for sharing. It is wonderful.
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Old 03-09-2011, 07:06 PM
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I only hand quilt and love it. It always feels so good to sit in the bright window and quilt or under the Ott at night.

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Old 03-09-2011, 07:07 PM
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Very pretty!!
I always have a project in various stages of hand quilting. It IS so relaxing!! I love it :D
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I like to hand quilt but it is slow of me. I have a friend that does my quilts for me. It would take me the rest of my life to do a whole quilt.
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Old 03-09-2011, 07:23 PM
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very pretty, but I can't see the quilting...
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Old 03-09-2011, 08:00 PM
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Great job, very pretty!
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Old 03-09-2011, 08:54 PM
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I love the pattern. Where did you get it? My daughter is in the band in high school.
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Old 03-09-2011, 09:01 PM
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ooooooooooo! so nice!
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Old 03-09-2011, 09:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Lv2sew2011
very pretty, but I can't see the quilting...
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