Friday, June 14, 2013

Winged Square Ready to Fly!

Unstuffed to show the quilting.

It took some hard work, but I managed to pull out a Friday finish!

Last time I had shown this pillow I had been debating whether I should try to quilt this by machine.  I love my hand quilting, but it is a serious time investment.

So when we were leaving for our vacation, I added it to the pile of projects I was bringing just in case. (It was a larger pile than was reasonable, but a girl has to take what time she can get!)

I had intended to work on some big projects while we were in the Outer Banks.  But on day one I realized my mistake.  There was no way that I wanted to sit under a blanket in that warm humid weather! 

Stuffed and looking like a proper pillow!

So I pulled out this little guy and started sewing.  And once I got going on it, there was no stopping me!

I used Gutermann black quilting thread, mostly because I only had a little bit left and I wanted to use it up.  (Which I did, by the way.  With nothing to spare!)  My usual thread is also Gutermann, but it doesn't feel so waxy.  I wonder what I had used the rest of the spool for.

It took me just under 8 hours to quilt this little 12 inch square.  And then I wonder why I can't finish anything quickly!

I promise my walls
are not so chartreuse!

The back is a plain black envelope back.

Doesn't it look so inviting on this chair?  Alas, I can't keep everything I make, so this one's up in my etsy store!

Linking up with Finish it up Friday.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Hand Quilting in NC

Reporting live from the Outer Banks!  Surf...  Sand...  Sun...  Stitches!

Center section down! 20 Triangles to go...

Linking up to W.i.P. Wednesday.