Slow Stitching ~ Seven Sisters

I put the borders back on this top and basted it on m long arm.

This is the batting I’m using.

I picked this hoop with stand up at an estate sale a couple months ago. I thought the stand might relieve some stress on my hands and wrists when hand quilting.

And yes, I am again doing Baptist Fans! And I know that when hand quilting in a hoop, you are supposed to start quick in the middle. When quilting these fans, I prefer starting at the edge. I baste well on my long arm and haven’t had a problem yet.

This will be very slow going. I hope to get two fans per week quilted.

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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3 Responses to Slow Stitching ~ Seven Sisters

  1. dezertsuz says:

    And not just BF, but the close together ones, too. I bought the one that was more like a quarter between rows. I haven’t used it yet, though. This is going to be so perfect for that quilt. A beauty getting finished at long last.

  2. chrisknits says:

    Your quilting, your choice! I think as long as the piece is basting well it will work just fine. Love the mini you posted earlier!

  3. Nice that you could find that stand on an estate sale! I have a large vintage quilt top I bought, which I will hand quilt, I think. I haven’t done that for years, and I’ve never quilted a larger quilt. I’m going to need to find a few tools, like a large hoop, etc., so I’m taking some notes of what you use. Love this quilt and the colors of the fabrics!

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