I’m so thrilled to say that I have completed my appliqué and hand quilting project!
This project surprised me. I expected needle turn appliqué to be really challenging and hand quilting to be more straightforward. It was just the opposite! I thought the needle turn was very doable and Sarah Fielke‘s method (from her Craftsy class) worked great for me. The hand quilting was harder. I used Sarah’s mini-tutorial but I just couldn’t get it. I probably gave up on doing it right too quickly… I ended up just putting the needle all the way through and then bringing it back up. It looks fantastic on the front but the back is a little bit of a mess!
A charming mess. 🙂 I sometimes let myself do things incorrectly at first and then try to refine my method as I go. In this case it doesn’t matter because it will be a wall hanging. But if I ever want to do a bed or throw quilt (and I do!) then I’ll have to try harder to do it correctly because how it looks on the back will matter more.
By the way, I will never complain about threading a needle with normal thread again after threading my needle with that danged pearl cotton so many times! That was a pain.
I really miss my sewing machine! I spent the better part of the last 2 weeks on this project and my thumb is sore from grasping a needle. I can’t wait to get some good machine sewing in next week.
That said, I love how this looks and I definitely will be doing more appliqué and hand quilting in the future.
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