Once I finished the machine quilting on the Sweet Pea Dolly Quilt, it was then over to my favourite part which is the hand quilting with Perle 8 thread.
As planned, I machine quilted in the ditch of the blocks and borders and then handquilted diagonally through the blocks and 1/4" away from the borders. I left the light blue border without quilting because it made it stand out a bit more.
I always use the 1/4" quilters tape to mark my quilting lines. I find it easy to move around and it doesn't leave any marks.
I find hand quilting to be very relaxing and because the dolly quilts are small, it doesn't take very long. It always adds something special to the quilts as well.
For the binding, I chose a pink stripe fabric.
The next quilt of the month from Kathleen Tracey is Flowerpot Applique Wall Quilt from her book Remembering Adelia. I'm definitely going to make this one - it's been on my to-do list since the book came out. I just needed a bit of a push to get started on it.
Until next time