Sunday, August 26, 2012

Hand Quilting Done on The Little Bow-Ties

I was able to complete the hand quilting for my little bow-ties table runner today, which is perfect for linking up to Kathy's Slow Sunday Stitching!  Such a great hand quilting project for the month of August here in Eastern Washington.
All the hand quilting is done!
I will definitely keep the 'small project--hot weather' idea in mind for the next years Summer weather.  According to everything I've been reading, you can't have too many small quilts anyway!  It's been a nice break from my big quilts as well, but now I need to get serious and start the hand quilting on one of my full-size quilts.

I used up the last piece of 80/20 Warm & Natural batting I had leftover from projects years and years ago.  When I dug through my batting scraps, this particular piece was the perfect size for my table runner--long and narrow, so no piecing required.  Oh yeah.  Let me tell you, this is the LAST project I will ever attempt to hand quilt with this kind of batting!  Sooo not a good idea to use this batting in conjunction with hand quilting!  I knew it and ignored all the warning bells going off in my mind, just determined to consider all the frugal reasons for using it.  Stubborn, stubborn, stubborn.  Why do I ever wonder where my kids get their very hard heads?

On another note, my mom and I were able to go to the Buggy Barn Quilt show this weekend, which is a wonderful, wonderful outdoor quilt show over in Reardan, Washington.  When I get a few extra minutes tomorrow or the next day, I will try to load up the few pictures I took and post them for all to see.  Happy Slow Stitching to all the linky participants!


  1. Love your bowties!! Can't wait to see the BB pics!! Lucky you!

  2. Congrats on finishing the quilting! I love Warm and Natural batting for machine quilting, but it sure is tough for hand quilting! Thanks for linking up!

  3. Your bowties look great! I love the conversation you described (the one in your head) sounds a lot like the ones I've had! heehee
    I would love to see the photos from the quilt show, that's one I've always thought would be amazing to attend, but not exactly local for me!

  4. Those look great! I am just starting to hand quilt and have been using my leftover warm and natural batting. I guess I should try some other ones for 'hand quilting' and find out the difference. Any suggestions?


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