I had some time yesterday to get my first finish of the year but fell short of hand stitching the binding down. This small quilt wall handing has been pieced for over a year and a half but I have procrastinated because I am afraid of failure. The quilting is something that I have not had much experience with. This is about to change. I decided to try mock hand quilting on my machine. You probably have tried it before. You use a regular thread in the bobbin and an invisible thread on the top. My Janome machine suggests using a stitch called a "sculpture stitch" (#171) and adjusting the tension to a #6. What happens is the invisible top thread pulls the regular bobbin thread to the top in a fashion that when stitched you find it looks a lot like hand quilting. I have done it before, but not in a long time and on a very small quilt that was a panel. The mail problem I had was moving over thick seams of piecing. I found that sewing very slow is very necessary.
Press all really good even using a little Magic Sizing or starch. Fold down and continue pinning.
Back soon`-- I have a couple BLOCKS OF THE MONTH going that I want to show you.