When I found this piece tucked away in my closet, I knew then and there it would be a fun project to hand quilt.
The possibilities were there! I just needed the time and a free evening to get started with it.
The goal is not to go overboard and quilt it in to submission, just quilt it enough to enhance what is already there.
I started with the mountains using the usual big stitch. I often think one day I will try a new stitch...the same thing I say when I FMQ...until then, this is my stitch of choice!
Texture Happens!! The further you get into it, the more stitches you do, the more the texture shows itself.
Hand quilting doesn't have to be perfect. The stitches can vary. Size isn't important. Perfection isn't the goal. The end results are what matters.
That last part is how I think about hand quilting! I don't know what the 'gold standard' is, I only know what I like. It's more about the process.
The back stitching I've heard, is suppose to look just like the front. I try! It never quite hits that mark!
I'm hoping to work on this more over the next couple days, maybe even finish it?! Since I'll be laid up a couple days...
Today I'm getting my wisdom teeth out. Yes, it's true! All four will be yoinked from my mouth today and frankly I'm not looking forward to it at all. It seems a bit unfair that after all these years (and years and years) I have to part with them now! There's a shift of power in my mouth...that is not going my way! Hopefully once they are gone I'll finally be able to chew again, stop grinding my teeth and clenching my jaw. Bring on the pain meds!