Thursday, January 14, 2010

An Old Wallhanging

Here is an old wallhanging I did in 1990 that I had almost forgotten about. This one is machine satin stitch applique and hand quilting. We were still living in Illinois when I did this little piece. The blocks are 6 1/2" so it is very big. I took the patterns from a little book by Pat Andreatti whose designs I really like. I have probably a half dozen big books by her and have used the blocks numerous times in quilts.
The contents were almost entirely patterns with just a few how-to's and some quilt layouts. I don't know if she is still designing or not - will have to google her.

This shows the design I used for the border. Hand quilting is so pretty and I am glad I have done a lot of it. However, it takes so much time and I love the look of machine quilting now since it is being enhanced so much anymore and is as beautiful as what is done by hand, in my estimation. Quilting has changed to much since I started back in the 1970's - wonder what it will be like in twenty or thirty more years? (Click to enlarge)


Karen said...

Just beautiful! Lots of quilting in that one.

Leslie said...

I love your hand quilting. It always was so nice to sit with a piece and hand quilt it. It is a feeling like no other, but I don't do much of it anymore either. I am still in the process of a whole cloth cream lap size quilt that i pick up now and then to work on. Your work is wonderful as always, Carol.