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06 November 2011

It’s a Tea Garden Picnic

I started this project a while back and have today, FINALLY finished it. A great big hooooray! I can’t show you the whole thing right now – just a sneaky little peek.

The fabrics I used were Tea Garden by Dena Fishbein and some Picnic and Fairgrounds by Denyse Schmidt. The white fabric is Kona cotton.

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It was finished with some hand quilting in red and white. I love the finish that hand quilting gives a project… but the back isn’t so pretty. I think I need more practise.

Do you enjoy hand quilting? 

What tips can you give a newbie hand quilter?

8 comments:

  1. I LIKE TO USE A BEE BAR LOTION ON MY HANDS PRIOR TO HAND QUILTING. HONEY HOUSE NATURALS+THERE ARE OTHERS TOO THAT SELL IT. OTHER THAN THAT I THINK PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT LIKE WITH SO MANY THINGS. A PROJECT SURE IS BEAUTIFUL WHEN IT'S HAND QUILTED, ISN'T IT! HAPPY QUILTING!

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  2. That is very pretty, Anorina, your quilting stitches look great in red. :)

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  3. Love the look of this. Very pretty.

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  4. That looks so pretty and the red stitching looks really neat! I've done a bit of hand quilting, and if I've got the front neat I don't worry too much about the back, cause I know I'll never be as neat as a sewing machine!

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  5. I have never tried hand quilting - my stitches would be all different lengths and heading in different directions!

    Good luck with yours.

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  6. Gorgeous! I don't seem to have the patience for hand quilting although I have done some before I had babies. I was worried that my stitches were too big, but I realise now that they were fine and I shouldn't have sat next to the most experienced quilter in the class! Her stitches were tiny.

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  7. Ohh cant wait to see the final piece, love the colours and red thread. I think hand quilting just takes practise, the right needle, thimble and cotton...once you find what suits you, it makes it soo much easier.. I love the thimbleladys thimble, and her needles, have broken a few thou ..

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  8. Love your block--AND your hand quilting! Your stitches are nice and even on top--and who is going to look at the back?

    I never got the hang of "rocking the needle" and got very frustrated with hand quilting. I love the look.

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