Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Hexagon quilt update


I have been hand quilting my hexagon quilt in the evenings. Being that it gets darker earlier now, evenings come very fast. When I first started I used a frame but it became very cumbersome so I took it out. Now I quilt with no frame. Since I am quilting a hexagon I have to rotate the quilt and it is much easier without a frame.
I also mark it as I go along. At first I used the tape that is 1/4 wide but that was such a hassle. Now I just use the washable marking pen. I am enjoying this quilt.

8 comments:

Stephanie said...

Sounds like you're relaxing and enjoying your beautiful hexagon quilt. Merry Christmas.

Jean said...

This looks very nice. I don't like using a hoop to hand quilt. I usually only handquilt if it is a smaller project anyway and find the hoop is too constraining.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Your hexagon quilt is adorable. I hope some day I will have the energy to start one.

Quilting Cindy said...

Betsy, the quilt is beautiful and I can't wait to see it finished. I hope you getting lots done in the evenings while you are recouping.

Tine said...

It looks wonderful! What a big job!!
Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones :)

Robyn said...

Hi Fiesta...I love your hexagon quilt...a friend and I are about to start one together in the New Year.
Thanks for joining in my giveaway.
Please be sure to place my button on your blog to be in the drawing.
Thanks and the best of luck.
hugs
Robyn xx

Amy said...

I think the hand quilting looks nice, I also quilt without a frame. Thanks for sharing.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

This is going to be such a great quilt. I love it. I wish I liked to hand quilt.