Saturday, November 22, 2008

Hand Quilting

I love love love to hand quilt. It wasn't that long ago that I hand quilted everything - didn't know how to machine quilt, and didn't want to. I love the way hand quilting looks when it's brand new, and also the way it looks with age.

This is the Christmas tree skirt we use - it's from an old American Patchwork and Quilting magazine (around a 1997 issue I think). I did a pretty smart job if I do say so myself :-) Regular quilting thread in the blocks, and perle cotton for the star - very fun!

I think I'll be doing some hand quilting today. I want to be doing other things, but I've been working so hard lately that I have gotten really run down. Had I listened to the warning signs my body was sending me, I probably wouldn't have gotten this nasty throat infection - but I did, and with a visit to my doctor, some antibiotics and a restful weekend, I'm sure to be on the mend.

I'll chatter soon, I promise :-)


Screen Door said...

Take it easy-- hope you feel better soon. Can't waste time on being sick.. too much quilting in our lives.

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Oh Tazzie, thank you for sharing this lovely tree skirt and your gentle, even stitches to match.

Rest well. *karendianne.

Julie said...

Take care of yourself. You need a good rest.

Allison said...

Agreed! Great work:)

MOLLY said...

Oh T--so sorry you are not feeling well. Ya know a little hand quilting can make a girl feel so much better and you can do that with no guilt at all since you are sick! No dishes, beds, or floors to do--just rest.

Shari said...

Love the tree skirt. Hope you are feeling better soon!

quiltygal said...

You take care of yourself I'm surprised that you haven't been sick before now I get exhausted just reading what you achieve in a day!!! I find hand quilting very relaxing so enjoy & hope you are feeling better soon

jovaliquilts said...

What a pretty tree skirt! Sorry to hear you don't feel so good -- hope the antibiotics kick in soon.

Comfort Cove Designs said...

looks like a beautiful tree skirt! I agree, I love the look of hand quilting over machine quilting. I love having a needle in my hand and just sewing and quilting away.

Take it easy. I was going through the same thing last week. You have to rest and take a breather.

Quiltingly Yours

Shasta said...

I hope you feel better soon. Drink lots of fluids and get lots of rest.

Ali Honey said...

Sending you some "Good Health Wishes."
I hope with the meds and some quiet stitching and your feet up you start to feel better soon

julia said...

Hi Tazzie,
oh, please take care of yourself & I hope you get well soon!
The treeskirt is beautiful. Such a great handiwork. The combination of quilting thread and perle cotton works great!
Hugs, Julia

Kristie said...

Your handquilting is beautiful, it looks so perfect! I find that handquilting is very relaxing to me. I always try to have at least one handquilting project going at all times....giggle, right now I have 3, but I do enjoy it!

Clare said...

Hi Hon,

Had no idea that you are feeling yukky. Hope the antibiotics have kicked in and you are up to a marathon Word Twist game!

Hand quilting is so therapeutic when you are feeling down.


MARCIE said...

I love that tree skirt! That is such a cool block. Looks like you had a happy birthday! Take care Tazzie dear!


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