Saturday, June 30, 2012


I haven't quilted much in the last five years due to the expense, plus the inability of my arthritic fingers to function well.  My favorite part of quilting was always the hand-quilting part, and that has become quite a chore to accomplish. 
The daughter of close friends is getting married in Peru, and since I have a new machine; I decided to make her a small quilt as a wedding present.  This was my very first machine-quilting effort.
Years ago, I made a quilt like this with the 'flying geese' on the diagonal.  This is a smaller version at 28" x 28" named Flight #2.
 In the old days, I think I could have hand quilted this in the same time it took me to machine quilt this one.
Time will tell if I attempt another machine quilted piece - it wasn't near as fun as hand quilting!


Wild Oak Designs said...

I used to hand quilt also, tho I doubt my quilting is near as perfect as yours...but it has been fun. But, my arithitis is also I have been using a machine as well, I find I prefer the free arm quilting to the "stitich in the ditch"....lends itself to creativity.
Don't give up on is a different art...

Joanne Bischof said...

It's lovely. My mom has arthritis and she still crochets little things and each time, I value the time and energy and love she put into them. I'm sure the bride will just love this.

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Hi Sally! It is very pretty. I know that it gets harder to do some of the things we love as we get older. I have lots of problems with walking. But I am glad you can still enjoy it. Maybe strippling would be better for the machine.