I sewed mostly clothing by machine for about 20 years. When I first started quilting, I did not like the look of machine quilting AT ALL and i shunned it altogether. I developed a love of handwork so hand applique and hand quilting are my strengths and reflect my high quality standards. So, until recently, I have always machined pieced and hand quilted all of my quilts for the 25 years or so. The recent change to this stubborn perspective came about because I want to get more quilted pieces done and done sooner.
With the beautiful and wondrous quilting thread color options, I have been exploring machine quilting! Free-motion quilting is still coming along very slowly but it is getting a little better. No, I'm not going to give up hand quilting but I will save that for smaller pieces or heirloom projects. For now, getting the project done and on to the next one is very satisfying! Happy quilting to all!
I have missed visiting with my friends here on this site. Things have been crazy/busy for me this year and I am still working on making time for quilting. So I wanted to share about an upcoming event. Actually, I am really looking forward to it as I have needed to set aside some time to just play with my quilting projects and hang out with other fun quilters. Hope that some of you can join us!