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2nd Project - 18th Century Design

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18th Century Design

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Hand Quilting: Heirloom Design & Technique taught by Andi Perejda

Award-winning quilter Andi Perejda introduces the rich tradition of hand quilting. Learn how to choose fabrics, threads and motifs for beautiful results!

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Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Traditional, Romantic, Classic
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What materials did you use? 100% Cotton fabric, Cotton thread, rayon/bamboo batting, water soluble marking pen.

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What are you most proud of? Along the way I learned to vary the stitch size to match the element. E;g.: the tiny scrolls, circles, and feathers require tiny stitches while the larger elements to not.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Don't skip around - start in the middle and stitch your way out.

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Beautiful! How big was your finished piece and how long did it take you to complete it?

10/31/2013 Flag

Thank you! Its roughly 18 X 18. The design is drawn onto the I'd estimate 4 to 5 hours :D

02/05/2014 Flag

Oops - Wrong project answer. Actually this took closer to 7 hours - I worked on it two afternoons in a row. My 1st project (pink heart) took less time - the stitches are larger.

02/05/2014 Flag

really beautiful

02/04/2014 Flag

Thanks tomib :D

02/05/2014 Flag looks as if it took a lot longer than 2 afternoons to complete.

02/07/2014 Flag

Thank you socolisa! I worked out the details to get the hang of hand stitching with my first project. After that it became a matter of following the pattern. I find this very relaxing and intend to do more.

02/09/2014 Flag

I'm glad you have enjoyed hand quilting! It really does help to start in the center and quilt your way out to the edges. The only thing I would suggest is that you not vary the stitch size according to the motif. Of course, this is up to you, but traditionally, they are all of one size. Keep up the good work,

02/27/2014 Flag

Thanks so much Andi! This smaller, more detailed design, was much more a challenge than my first. I certainly need practice with the smaller stitches. I really appreciate your advice. Will start in the middle and work to be consistent. Thanks again!

02/28/2014 Flag