Wednesday, November 01, 2006
Big Stitch Quilting = Big Fun
I have not hand quilted other big quilts than my Dear Jane before because I thought it was so slow and I have a bit stiff fingers. I have also always has been under the impression the stitches have to be so small - the smaller the better !
I have hand quilted several smaller things, like table runners, pillows, table toppers and a lot of miniatures and I know I can do the small stitches well, but as said - they are slow, and I am always impatient to try new ideas :-)
Well - inspired by Finn's post on big stitch quilting and seeing Tonya's quilting I decided to give so called big stitch quilting a try and I can only say I Love It !
I really like the look of the Baptist Fan. The Baptist Fan was used on the original quilt antique quilt this one is inspired from (AP&Q Febr. 2005).
I use a purchased stencil, chalk pencil and brown silk thread. It is softer than ordinary quilt thread but is said to be strong.
I am using a round lap frame.
This will be my 1 hour a day project through November, and if it will stay as nice and relaxing as it is now, it will be a very special nice hour too - something to enjoy and look forward to every day :-)