Friday, 13 November 2020

Neptune and the Mermaid

This week I've been hand quilting my Neptune and the Mermaid quilt.  I usually use a hera marker to mark my quilting lines, but this time I've used a blue washout pen because it was hard to see the marked lines on the highly patterned fabrics. 


I always use a hoop when I hand quilt, but I must have taken it off before I took the photo above.  Here it is on another section of the quilt.  

Aurifil 12wt is my favourite thread for hand quilting

I like to experiment with my quilting, so I'm going to try different quilting designs on each block in this quilt.  I want to fill each block out to the edge, and then do a wavy pattern along the sashing (to continue the ocean theme). 


I started this Pieces of the Past quilt in class with Wendy Whellum at the Quilt Symposium in Auckland in October 2019.  It was a hand piecing class, and although I already could hand piece, I wanted more tips and tricks to perfect my techniques.  I feel comfortable with my hand piecing skills now, and I've even made some videos you can watch if you're interested.  There's a tab for Hand Piecing Videos at the top of the page.  

 


Now I'm involved in planning the next Symposium that will be in Lower Hutt, Wellington, in October 2022.  If you 'd like to know more about it, please visit our website and / or follow us on Facebook and Instagram.  You can pre-register now to keep up with the news and be in the priority queue when it comes to booking classes. We've already had over 900 people pre-register in just the first week which is amazing!

What have you been up to this week? Have you registered for Symposium if you live in NZ or Australia? Feel free to link up a recent blog post below.  



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7 comments:

Gretchen Weaver said...

Your stitches look so even, you're doing a lovely job. Happy stitching!

Cathy said...

What a nice happy quilt with fun fabrics. It must be a joy to quilt.

DonnaleeQ said...

I love your fabric and color choses. They are very different than what I usually see and so very nice.

Michelle Churchman said...

Such a pretty sampler! Colors and block designs are absolutely wonderful. Your hand quilting looks so nice too.

Michelle
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dq said...

I just love the fussy cut ladies in your blocks. Your color selections always dazzle me. You area master with colors and putting fabrics together.

tubakk said...

I love hand quilted quilts. This one will be a real beauty. Happy stitching!

Marie said...

SO lovely. You can plainly see how much fun you are having with your hand stitching. Enjoy every little minute of it.