I’m still at it. I worked on the snowflake quilt for about 14 hours on Saturday and 16 on Sunday. I have 2 corners left to quilt.
Here are pictures (click pictures to enlarge)
Teddy wanted to try it out again.
I get a lot of questions and concern about my hands. Many hand quilters use the finger on the under hand to feel the needle. When the needle goes through the fabric from the top the finger on the bottom side of the quilt is used to feel the tip of the needle coming through and determine how far to push it through before pushing it back to the top thus regulating stitch length. The result being that the finger on the under hand gets poked by a needle with every stitch. I have seen some fingers that really look painfully damaged! Some say that they build up a callus and the pain goes away. I do it differently, my under hand finger pushes up the fabric but doesn’t touch the needle so I rarely poke it so I don’t suffer from the same kind of pain. My hands have built up a lot of strength over the years of hand quilting so they really don’t get tired unless I am quilting very thick fabric.
Here are my fingers this morning after quilting for 30 hours over the weekend
a bit rough but more from flowers than needles.
I have 2 corners to finish and based on the last corner I will need 60 hours to finish them. That would normally be about 10 days but I am going to try to do it in a week. Check back for more progress pictures soon.