Hand Quilting - Not a Lost Art

I was up early this morning and determined to get a blog full of pictures to make up for my lost week. Took 81 pictures - yes, this morning!

While quietly snooping around the house (dearest sleeps in, remember) for things to take pictures of, I was reminded that I once was primarily a hand quilter. This, of course, was pre-Bernina sewing machine and pre-machine quilting class days.

"I Heart Ewe Too" was a mini quilt pattern I found on sale somewhere. Flannel scraps just fit into the homespun look I was after.

And one of my favorites to make - this needleturn applique Father Christmas.

Don't let the stars get in your eyes....This one was made back in the days when I was still afraid of color! Venturing out with the red cornerstones on green sashing was a huge step forward. I've walked a few more miles since then.

This house is really full of cats! And I lovingly hand quilted whiskers and tails for each and every one of them.

I call this one my mini-mardi gras quilt. Purple and gold with beads - its hand pieced and hand quilted.

Here's one of my first block-of-the-month quilts.

And Stairway to Cat Heaven - recently sold

Sunbonnet Sue - recently sold

I'm on a roll. Now that the sun is up, I can get more pictures and share more musings later.




  1. Marty all delightful. I hand quilt every morning for 30 minutes. I love it. wish I had more time to do more of it.

  2. Good grief, Marty! They are all exquisite quilts. Have a lovely weekend. TTFN ~ Marydon

  3. Oddly enough, I love hand quilting the best!

    FYI, by all means, Copy me. I mean making a blog entry out of your comments. If there are enough of them, and they are interesting, that is!


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