I finished my first customer quilt of 2010 today. It was nice to start off with a really nice quilt top by my friend Ann, it's from the Birds of a Feather book by Barb Adams and Alma Allen. I love the pattern, but will never find the time to make it, so this way I get a kind of vicarious pleasure from quilting Ann's top. Her workmanship is really good: precise piecing and beautiful hand applique.
Luckily Ann likes that too!
I heard one of the hand quilters in our Guild say that all the heavy quilting she sees on machine quilted quilts makes her sick to her stomach. We are becoming used to seeing more quilting on machine quilted quilts so, if she sees this quilt, I will stand back.
I think I'm with your quilt friend person -- just thinking about trying to sew those tight little curlicues makes me quite faint. If I ever found myself in that situation (mid-curlicue) I would undoubtedly step on the gas pedal, speed over to the edge of the quilt and jump off! YaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaReplyDelete