Slow Stitching Sunday ~ Red work

I had several questions about the quilting on this last week. I know when quilting by hand with a hoop you are supposed to start in the middle and work your way out.

As you can see, I’m doing just the opposite. Traditionally, Baptist Fans were quilted from the outside in at a large floor type of quilting frame. The fans were not marked, but each one built upon the last freehand. I’m using a stencil, but wanted to let my fan placement occur organically as it would if I used a large frame. I’ve basted well and I think it will work out fine.

I figured, if Bonnie Hunter can do it this way, so can I! And just for fun, don’t you love this dog block?

I haven’t kept up with one fan per day since I took time out to bind my hexi quilt this past week.

Have a great day!

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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6 Responses to Slow Stitching Sunday ~ Red work

  1. lois92346 says:

    Oh, my achin’ BACK! Your stitching is wonderful, Katy. Please be mindful of your carpal tunnel and pace yourself.

  2. The dog looks like he has an attitude! lol

  3. Sue says:

    I like the way it looks so far. How far apart are those fan lines? This is the pattern I would like to use for my second attemp at hand quilting.

  4. Do you baste with your machine? I’ve always hand basted (hate it), so I’m curious.

  5. Kathi says:

    Thanks for sharing more about your baptist fan quilting on this project… just lovely! Enjoy your slow stitching 😀 Kathi

  6. Karen says:

    great progress! yes if Bonnie can any of us can 🙂

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