Recently I finished a long term wip: the hand quilted whole cloth quilt.
It is 60x60cm (23 1/2 on 23 1/2 inch) square.
I put together the designs from the book of one of my most favourite quilters: Karen McTavish - Custom curves
The designs have been scanned, put together in photoshop and printed with the poster function. It worked out really well.
The marking was done with a water soluble pen because I really wantes to wash it after quilting.
Fabrics I used:
Kona cotton in white for the front and the back
Freudenberg 295 as batting
Kona cotton in fern for the binding
Valdani Hand Dyed Variegated 100% Mercerized Cotton Thread in "Explosion in Greens-M79"
First, I started hand quilting with a hoop how I learned it in my craftsy class "Hand quilting heirloom quilts" but my fingertips hurt and were nearly bleeding. So I left the quilt unnoticed in the box until I saw a video on youtube about hoopless quilting:
OMG! This goes so fast and no hurting fingertips! No handling of the large hoop and you don't really need a thimble.
So the quilt was finished like in no time and I gave it to my mom as a birthday present.
Now to the quilting pr0n:
The pouf <3
For hanging it up to the wall, my dad bought a stick and cut it to length to fit into the triangles in the corners on the backside. Sorry, no pics.
I will post pictures of the quilt hanging on the wall as soon as we will visit them end of may.
Edit: I just recognized that the online quilt festival has started :)
I enter the quilt in the hand quilted category.
Have a look on the site and let the inspiration flow!
I hope you enjoyed the pics,