Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Hand quilted Dresden Plate

As promised a post about my Dresden Quilt, another one I love and have hand quilted. If you like to read more and see more quilts that have been hand quilted go here, Caron Mosey is collecting links to hand quilters and it is wonderful to be able to read about others.

As I said in a previous post I lap quilt, I have a favourite tool I use for any straight line quilting it is called the Hera Marker ( it is the best thing and also works for machine quilted quilts) It leaves a shiny indent on the fabric, no mess no worry about getting
anything out of the fabric. It is another great product by Clover.

I love using Clover Betweens # 12 and use mostly Guetterman Hand Quilting Thread, I also use chalk powder, slivers of Soap,2B Pencil to mark my quilts.

My favourite batting is Heirloom Cotton ( crinkle look after wash), Thermore ( for easy quilting) and Hobbs Poly Down.
I will show you in another post how I quilt.
Enjoy
Christine





11 comments:

Karen said...

I only did lap quilting once and the quilt came apart on the back. I know several people who successfully do it though. I am hand quilting today. I don't do it nearly as often as I used to.

Deidre said...

Where have you been hiding this beauty. It is gorgeous and the hand quilting is superb. Bring this quilt out more often.

Lisa said...

I just used a hera marker for my last quilt, and I loved it. What a great thing!

Val said...

Your dresden plate quilt is lovely. I like the quilting design.

Cardygirl said...

Gorgeous Dresdens!

veerle said...

I have the dresden plate on my wishlist for the future. Just like you I'll do it by hand. It looks fantastic!

Janet said...

I love hearing about processes. I think your quilting is gorgeous. The hera marker is such a great tool for straight lines with quilting.

Steffi´s Candy Quilts said...

Beautiful Dresden quilt! I love the spiderweb quilting design. And I would like to hear more about your hand quilting.

Cheryl said...

I love the look of hand quilting, but rarely do it. What a shame, although mine is not nearly as beautiful as your little, even stitches. I look forward to more info.

Yvonne said...

What a tiny and beautiful stitches you make!

Barb said...

Thanks for reminding me to try the hera tool!! I keep forgetting to do that.
I absolutely love your spider web quilting on the DP. What a wonderful quilt
xx