Thursday, November 1, 2012

New to me quilt frame!

I'm so excited! I'm getting ready to hand quilt this evening on a "new to me" "slightly used" quilt frame! A few weeks ago I bought this collapsible quilt frame for a whooping $10 at a quilt show. Can you believe that!

You see, I'm excited about this because I just do not have the room in my home for one of those big gorgeous floor model frames, so I figured for ten bucks - I'd give this one a try!

I love to hand quilt but taught myself to do it by just holding the quilt in my lap - no round hoop and no frame. I love hand quilting this way. The few times I've attempted to quilt on a frame was a challenge for me and killed my back!

So tonight I have this quilt loaded on the frame and I'm ready to give frame quilting another try. I've been hand quilting on this quilt for three or four years now. I usually just pull It out in the fall and winter because I'm using a nice wool quilt batt and having all that on my lap can get really warm!

Here she is all loaded up and ready to roll!

Here's a close up of my quilting! I created a baptist fan template to use on this quilt! You can see that in the first picture of this post!

And here's Miss Bella getting ready to help me quilt!  Wish me luck this evening!

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