They are not sore from disciplining our new darling, but from my feeble attempts at hand quilting. I started this little project and then literally gave it to a friend that loves to hand quilt. She did an excellent job on the feather border and the feathers in the inner circle. I got it back and thought that the fans needed to be quilted in too. I didn't want to ask her to do it so I sat down and did one whole circle of fans (there are 4 of them) as I watched TV last night. Those fans in one circle took me 2 and a half hours!!! I love how it looks though, so thought I would share (no laughing now).
Here is one of the circles I did from the back too (again, no laughing!)
Boy oh boy are my fingers sore now though. One from pushing the needle through and the underneath one from being stuck! I did get the binding sewn down on this one too, so just 3 fans to go and I will be completely finished with this one. I am thinking that I will work on it during the MSU football game this weekend. That ought to get me through at least one more fan. I did my stitching without a hoop and I like quilting that way much better.
When DH and I went to the MSU game a few weeks ago, the folks putting on the tailgate from the College of Natural Science at MSU went around and took pictures of people attending the tailgate. They snapped one of me and my DH and I thought I would share it with you since it is not too hideous of me! We were all decked out in our green and white. You can see his braces are even in green!
So the question for today is do you use a hoop or no hoop to hand quilt? ~XOP~