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 :-)


Melanie said...

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

*karendianne. 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.

Within A Quarter Inch said...

Agreed! Great work:)

Molly Mandeville Fryer 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 Matova 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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