Hand Quilt project #1

Project Description

What are you most proud of? Completing my "first ever" quilting project. (Still have BOM 2012 to quilt and my first Quick strip paper piecing quilt to sandwich and quilt! Amongst other things...lol) What advice would you give someone starting this project? Persevere, it's well worth it, Take your time, relax and enjoy.

What you will need

  • 100% cotton cloth. 4oz polyester wadding. Thread.

Q&A with KeencraftaKaren

Andi Perejda asked:
You should be proud of this! The puffiness is due to the batting, most likely. Try pinning the piece to the ironing board and hold a steaming iron over it (without pressing down on it) to reduce the wrinkles. If you pin it down, you can also square it up nicely.
KeencraftaKaren answered:
Thank you Andi, I'll try what you've advised, should I try a 2oz wadding next then? I can't wait to start the next hand quilting project, thank you Andi for sharing your expertise with us , I love Craftsy it's keeping me so busy it's wonderful.
Bonheur asked:
Magnifique! Bravo
KeencraftaKaren answered:
Thank you.
MickiC asked:
Beautiful! You should be very proud of your accomplishment!
KeencraftaKaren answered:
Thank you MickiC that's very kind of you.
Betsy-Boo asked:
I love machine quilting but if I could quilt like this, I certainly would add it to my list. Beautiful!!!
KeencraftaKaren answered:
Thank you Betsy-Boo, I've still got to try my hand at machine quilting last years BOM, it's all sandwiched but I am feeling a little daunted about doing it. I really enjoyed learning Andi's hand quilting techniques, but I don't think I could hand quilt a king-size quilt!
npittman7723236 asked:
I learned to hand quilt first, nothing like this of course, now I am machine quilting. Nothing beats hand work yours is so beautiful, it is breath taking.
KeencraftaKaren answered:
Thank you for you lovely kind words, as a first attempt I am very pleased with the outcome, I'm in the process of attempting to machine quilt 2012 BOM but struggling with my little sewing machine, but there's a determination there to finish it no matter what, I just love sewing.

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