I’m working on a secret squirrel project. It will be a wedding gift – for the happy couple who will exchange their vows in under a month. Once I give it to them, I’ll share more images and perhaps even the project as a tutorial.
I’ve been madly stitching and if you follow SameliaMum on IG, you may have seen some more detailed images – but as I’m not sure if the wedding couple read my blog, I won’t share all of the images here today.
Instead, I am sharing some shots of the hand quilting I’m doing. I absolutely adore hand-quilting. I find it so therapeutic to just sit with my sewing, letting my mind wander. I’m using both purple and lilac DMC Perle 8 cotton which is just lovely to work with.
For a fabulous tutorial on hand quilting, have a look at this video by Sarah Fielke for Craftsy. She makes it look very easy. I have been hand-quilting for about a year now, and I’m getting better at it… slowly… but Sarah is THE champion.
I bought this fabric from Spotlight, when I was in Geelong last week… it was on the Clearance table for about $5 per metre and I am in love. It is just so pretty. Looking back on it now, I wish I had bought more, but on that day I bought a whole roll of premium cotton batting, so was a tad concerned with how much the Mastercard bill would come to.
So now that I am back home, I’ll pop into my local Spotlight store to see if I can get my hands on some more of this gorgeous print.
Do you hand quilt?
And most importantly, do you enjoy it?