The challenge that I chose is hand quilting. I have been wanting to try this for some time and figure that this summer is the perfect time to give it a go. There are a couple tutorials that I will be following once I get to the quilting portion of this challenge:
Anna Maria Horner
I'm sure there are many others out there, and if you know of a good one, feel free to leave a link in the comments.
But, before I start hand quilting, I first need a completed top. I decided with Independence Day coming up soon that I would use this fat quarter stack of fabric to make a patriotic quilt. I'm not sure yet how big it will be (I'm waffling between 25" square to using up all the fabric to make a throw size quilt), but do know I will be doing a simple log cabin design.
- quilting frame (mine is by Dritz)
- assorted perle cotton thread (mine is DMC in size 8, but I may buy some size 5)
- hand quilting needles
- a thimble
I hope you decide to join in with me this month! Remember, your project can be small, like a pot holder, or a large quilt. These challenges are about stretching your skills and having fun.