I am continuing to work on hand quilting the suspension bridge quilt. It has a lot of quilting so it is not going fast, but I am making progress.
Here is how I do the half square triangles in the sashing .
I start at one end of the row
then I quilt up the triangle to the point and then back down again to the base
then I travel the needle to the next triangle, the needle goes between the top and the backing and comes back out in the next triangle
then that triangle is done the same away and I keep going to the end.
now I go back and quilt the bottom in a straight line…still traveling the needle between the layers from triangle to triangle.
This way I never have to sew through a seam. Sewing through a seam is harder because there is an additional 2layers of fabric. or more where the seams meet up, I do my quilting stitches inside the seam allowances and it makes the quilting a lot easier.
It is difficult to get a good picture of the quilting
it is a bit easier to see it from the back
I am almost done with one block and its surrounding sashing. It is a 12 block quilt so It will be a while before it is done