|Quilted wall-hanging, entirely hand-sewn, about 16"||.|
Most of the ladies piece and quilt by machine, a very few machine piece and hand quilt, but only 2 prefer to do everything by hand (and I am not one of them!). One of these ladies is an amazing 80-years-young quilter who copies museum pieces by drafting, cutting, piecing, and quilting by hand. Her quilts are unbelievable! She taught a class on making templates, piecing, and quilting by hand. This little wall-hanging is my project from her class. It was funny how many of the super-talented machine quilters had a real struggle with hand-work. I have done both and enjoyed making this little quilt, though I still prefer to piece by machine for speed. As for quilting, I prefer hand-quilting for heirlooms and machine-quilting for more utilitarian pieces. What do you prefer??
|Detail of hand appliqued center.|