I quite like hand-quilting and I usually have a project on the go for when I feel like doing some. One day I would love to own my own long arm quilter but for now it is not an option !! Space and finances are holding me back ! So it's either hand quilting or machine quilting on my domestic sewing machine. For big quilts it's usually hand quilting as wrestling a large quilt through my Janome drives me mad and gives me aches in places I never knew I had !!!
My current hand quilting project is this one. I must admit Ilove scrappy quilts more than anything and this one was made purely to use up some of my scrap drawer ! It's been a WIP for a while - thats why it's fairly creased. It's been folded up on my shelves patiently waiting for some attention ! Soon -I promise.
I told Wendy of http://snippetsofaquilter.blogspot.com/ I would post a picture as she has just made a quilt top in the same design. She was unsure of the blocks name and I think with some help discovered it was Arbor Window. That's what as I believed it was called as it was named in EQ5.
I am quilting this very simply - a quarter inch from the seam lines and I like how it's looking.. I am using wool batting for the first time with this and am very impressed. It's really smooth to quilt through and is lovely and snuggly. I have given loads of my quilts away but I think I will keep this one.
Talking of UFO's and WIP's have you heard of this one ? - - a PHD - stands for Project Half Done - lol ! This came to me courtesy of a friend of a friend. I think it's a good one personally. Sounds good to tell people you are busy working on a PHD - that will get them thinking !!!!