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!