Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Hand Quilting Center Light

I always envisioned this quilt with several lines of stitches connecting the center squares.  (I thought about using colored thread but decided I didn't want to show off my unskilled quilting.)  The lines are unevenly spaced and not exactly straight but as straight as I could make them without marking them.  I like how they're turning out.

What I didn't think about was what to do with the corners of the larger, off white/cream/tan squares.  Hmmm.

I'm considering these possibilities:
  • stitching all the way around the inside of each light square several times
  • stitching inside the corners of each square several times

Does any of that make sense?  Probably not....

I used to think that the quilting was just stitches to hold the layers together.  I'm seeing it differently now.

I'm linking to W.i.P. Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.  Thanks, Lee.


P.S.  You can see the whole quilt here.


  1. This is so pretty. Any hand quilting is fabulous in my books!

  2. I tend to quilt a stage at a time, so once I had finished the lines as you are, I take another look and see if any further quilting is needed. After the hours of stitching the solution usually presents itself. It a delicate balance. You don't want too little , but you don't want too much, but it is looking lovely so far.

  3. Looks great! I think hand quilting is so relaxing. And portable!

    1. Thank you, Angela. Hand quilting was not relaxing to begin with because I didn't know what I was doing but it's becoming so. Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment.

  4. Pretty cool. I like to use the masking tape. That way you don't have mark anything but you have you line straight.

  5. oh, i love handquilting! it's so enjoyable to do but so far i've only done 2 baby quilts because of the time involved. this is looking fabulous! love the pattern you chose.

  6. Love that hand-quilting and the lovely low volume look overall!


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