The day finally arrived when all the hand quilting was completed on my Irish chain/Dresden Plate quilt. I say finally...but it was actually kind of sad as my hoop stands empty now and I so enjoy hand quilting. But I have another in the queue (Bethlehem Star) and just need to get the border on and baste it together.
I would like to give a produce endorsement for Marcia Baraldi quilting mitts. If you have not heard of these they are wonderful. https://www.etsy.com/listing/510066263/marcia-baraldi-quilting-gloves
I found out about them when Linda Hungerford of Flourishing Palms taught a machine quilting class for our guild. They are only available on line, to my knowledge, and cost around $23...and worth every penny.
They are very comfortable, with the straps made of a soft fabric that does not stress against your hands. Fingers are free to thread needles, snip threads, etc. The palm has a great gripper that allows you to easily move the fabric around. I am not receiving anything for this endorsement - just thought y'all would like to know about theses great quilting tools.
|Quilting on Chains. Single line of quilting on the chain that crosses where the two chains meet. Makes a frame around the quilted block.|
|Back of the quilt showing quilting on the chains. These are actually on point - but took the picture at different angle.|
|Border quilting - I followed the light blue line in the border print to create a piano key type quilt pattern|
|Back side of border quilting|
|Final quilt - Now to make the label!|