Three weeks has brought some changes and I find myself moving right along. I received the batting I had ordered from Joann’s website.
With batting and backing material I was ready to sandwich it all together and get quilting.
I am using a Coats & Clark extra strong hand quilting thread in a cranberry colored to match the backing.
Next, the hand quilting actually began and I have completed 2 blocks, moving on to a 3rd already. I have only been quilting the inside of each block. I can tell already that I will be going back through once that is done, quilting the outside border of the larger block.
It’s difficult to see the stitching on the blue block.
With the coronavirus here and causing great concern in our area we have pretty much socially distanced ourselves from our community. We have not been out since the 4th, except for 2 trips I have made to the grocery store. My husband has severe emphysema. It was critical I take pro active measures immediately.
One of the up sides to this, was that plenty of quilting had been getting done.
To all my quilting friends and family, sending out a prayer for calm healthy weeks ahead for us all as we navigate through this crisis. While we are distancing ourselves from one another physically let’s remember to reach out to friends and family and check in on one another. I look forward to hearing from you all on the next check in.
Now time to go and blog hop 🙂
This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piecers to share and motivate one another. We post every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another. If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link above.