Thursday, 8 April 2010

HubbaBubba HandQuilted

HubbaBubba quilt has been pieced and basted and I started hand quilting it at the weekend. I decided to do spirals as a welcome break. I have been quilting away on BabyButtonsBigBedQuilt for a week where I have been dutifully outline quilting each little Heather Ross square. I love hand quilting but even I am finding it a little deadly. I usually favour big free form shapes for quilting, but the Heather Ross blocks are so detailed already I feared overdoing it.
Anyway, HubbaBubba is just whizzing along in a swirl of spirals. I had the perfect background in the stash, an Amy Butler Love purple fabric with circle flower motifs. I knew it was perfect as it seems even the circles line up on the back ( lucky co-incidence, but I will of course now claim it was planned!)
I am a huge hand quilting fan, I quilt all of my quilts by hand. There seems to be a bit of a resurgence in interest in hand quilting; this week alone I have been reading posts in praise of it here and here. It's fascinating to see how many different ways people approach it. Perhaps I'll find time for a little post on the subject soon as it's the quilting element of making a quilt that seems to be the stumbling block for so many people in starting a quilt. Anyway, it is the Easter holidays the sun is shining and dens are being made in the garden and mummy is required so don't hold you breath waiting for it!

1 comment:

  1. I love hand quilting and wouldn't do it any other way - it gives any quilt a kind of handmade rustic feel I think.

    Love the berry fabric - very juicy.

    Nina x