Saturday, July 14, 2012

Friday Night Sew In Results

I have been concentrating on the hand quilting of the vintage "Grandma" quilt top that I've been working on for ages. I really want to finish it so I've put it at the top of my current project to do list.

For Friday Night Sew In I continued on hand quilting the Baptist Fans. The fabric in the quilt top is unpredictable as far as how easy or hard it is to quilt. Some of the fabrics have such a tight weave that its almost impossible to get the needle through it which means doing one stitch at a time. Other fabrics have a loose weave and are easy to stack several stitches on the needle. It doesn't make sense to me because the very same printed fabrics will act differently. I suppose it is because the fabrics may have come from many sources such as feed sacks, flour sacks, clothing, sheets or scraps and so the fabrics are different even though they have the same print?

Almost every day this week after getting home from work and having supper I settled in to hand quilting while the rains came. One night we got 3 inches of rain, so the outside looked like this. Good quilting weather!

This post is linked to Friday Night Sew In at Handmade by Heidi HERE.


Impera_Magna said...

Your Baptist fans are looking good... and I admire your patience! But you are right... with all this rain, it is good quilting weather... even if the lights go out you can quilt by candlelight!

*fingers crossed that doesn't happen*

Pen Pen said...

I love the fan design you are quilting. Your grandmother would be proud!

Auntie M said...

You are patient and resolved! The Baptist or "church" or "funeral home" fans are looking so good.

And, you have had a lot more rain than we have. Only a little over
1 and 1/2 inch. But, we are grateful for each drop.

Quilter Kathy said...

Great quilting weather! And baptist fans are my favorite! I've only machine quilted them, but look forward to hand quilting them some day!

Jennifer W. said...

Fantastic quilting weather, and such a lovely quilt to work on! Popping in via FNSI.

Debby said...

Your quilt is lovely, I hope to give hand quilting a try this fall, still need to finish the quilt top which will take many month's

John'aLee said...

Good for you!! I love the thought of quilters everywhere quilting away on Friday nights. Smile!