"There's just something about hand quilting. It speaks to slowing down and enjoying the process. In this world of rush and hurry and get MORE done, it's quite the opposite. Take your time and enjoy the process. I certainly am."
|The $5 Goodwill Quilt|
I needed a break from the sewing machine so I have picked up the $5 Goodwill quilt to work on again. I took it out of the frame this week and have been lap quilting without a hoop. I have discovered there are many quilters who quilt this way. (Celebrate Hand Quilting Blog) It has been so relaxing to sit in the recliner, with the quilt in my lap, ( a little dachshund under the quilt), and being able to stitch away, without having to sit at a frame for an extended period of time. Downside: my lap quilting isn't as pretty on the back as the quilting that was done on the frame. :( I think I'll look for a small hoop this weekend and try using that method. I had forgotten how much I enjoyed hand quilting. (funny how the internet makes us think we have to go high tech to be in the quilting 'race') I'm going back to the basics; quilting is for ME.