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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Time for Quilting!

We have been very busy here in Evie World. She is wonderful and a very good baby. She does have an occasional long nap - during the day, of course.

That does give me a little free time and just guess what I am doing. Quilting - by hand!

Jamie brought out a quilt that his grandmother started years ago. It is a hand pieced Bow Tie Quilt. The blocks were given to Katie to finish. She put it together in a straight setting, added a border and started hand quilting it. Katie enjoys hand quilting but had very limited time to devote to it while finishing her graduate studies.

I had forgotten just how much I like to hand quilt. When I started 30 years ago, it was uncommon to machine quilt. So I began with hand quilting and always had my quilting frame in the family room with a quilt on it. I quilted by hand almost everyday for more than 20 years. Once we started Happy Apple Quilts I needed to finish my quilts faster so I machine quilt exclusively now. What a treat to slow down and enjoy hand quilting again. I hope I can finish it for Jamie before I return to Florida.

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