10 June 2009

Summer stitch-up


I took a bit of a break from knitting and started a quilt. I've never made a quilt before but was so taken with the hexagons that I decided to jump straight into the quilting thing with a technique that requires such patience and work. It's been coming along quite nicely for the amount of time that I've spent working on the quilt.

I was a little discouraged with how visible the stitching is in some areas but I'm not going to stress myself out too much as I really haven't done any hand sewing since I was a kid and even then wasn't much of an expert. Also looking at some other's quilts it looks like I could space out the stitches a bit more and maybe switch to a non-white thread.

But I really enjoy how lovely and pressed the back of the quilt turns out as it slowly grows.

3 comments:

jeloca said...

Every time I see these it makes me want to make one! Great job so far!

Ali P said...

Holy frijoles!!!! Thats some pile of intricateness. Kudos to you my friend!

jane said...

Jeloca: Thanks! And that's exactly why I started this one, they just look so great.

Ali P: Yes intricate, but somehow very zen and manageable at the small level. Hopefully I keep up the steam to get it finished. Cheers!