There was another row of almost all cross hatching across Welsh Beauty this week but I persevered!
Last week my post included several photos of just cross hatching, I'm not doing that this week!
I have two pictures of the quilting, the right side . . .
And the left side.
Total yards of the cream quilting thread used is up to 510. I'm also using a variegated blue thread on the flowers and swags. I'll be emptying that spool before I'm finished also.
I've been asked what I do to entertain myself while hand quilting. I normally watch a detective series on my IPad. The last several weeks I've been rewatching From Candleford to Lark Rise on BritBox. This has been a nice change from shows I normally watch.
Some people were having problems leaving comments on my posts so I made a change and that seems to have helped, people can now leave their comments.
This is great for you leaving comments, but unfortunately, I'm unable to reply to your comments individually or in the comments section. I can leave a comment but I can't link it to the appropriate question. You need to come back and read the comments to see if I answered your question.
Last week someone asked me what kind of needle I use and what kind of thimble. I use DMC hand quilting needles, #7 and my thimble is an ordinary one that has a concave top. The eye of the #7 is large enough that I can use it for regular hand quilting thread and the #12 Sulky variegated thread. I can quilt small stitches with this size needle. When my neighbor ladies come to quilt, they want a smaller size which I keep on hand for them, they think the #7 is too large.
I'm so used to this type of thimble, I can't use a convex kind. I assume it is DMC brand. This is the type of thimble that my local fabric store sells. You are able to try it on in the package, I wear a medium.
I also have a copper one that I use sometimes that I bought at a store in Utah but the bottom of that thimble is longer than this one. It rubs on my knuckle.
These thimbles are relatively inexpensive which is good because I have a thimble with every hand project so I don't have to look for them.
I have worn out thimbles over the years, the concave top of the thimble becomes thin and the needle pushes through the metal. I just throw that one away and get a new one.
The size needle you use or the type of thimble is a personal choice that only you can make. What matters is if it works for you.
I made it to Wakarusa last week so I took pictures of the Quilt Garden.
This sculpture looks so lifelike, at first glance, I always think there really is someone sitting on the bench! You can actually read the words on the newspaper he's holding.
I'm going to be taking a blog break for the rest of August, see you in September!