I've started quilting when I was 15 with my Aunt. She hand quilted back then, she was our "Martha Stewart" of the family. I didn't take up quilting myself until I was 40, now at 54 I've retired and enjoy quilting for my family and friends. I do not like machine quilting, I feel it stresses me out. So I only do hand quilting. My joy is baby quilts, making quilts for my grandchildren. My biggest downfall is that when I want to start a new project, it takes forever to decide the colors and fabrics. But looking through all the quilts and seeing peoples other projects, helps me put those colors together.
Welcome, Mary! Glad you joined the group.
You will have to post pictures of your quilts. I recently machine pieced and hand quilted a quilt for my granddaughter for her 1st birthday. I haven't done that in ages. I have been sending my quilts out to be quilted but with the recent purchase of a new sewing machine with a larger throat, I plan to machine quilt some of my quilts.
Welcome to the club Mary!
You will definitely enjoy it here. There are many that quilt by hand. I so envy those that can still sew
and quilt by hand as I must do it by machine if I want anything done. (My
hands and wrists just do not work well anymore.)
Please share/post some of your work in your gallery. We would LOVE to see your handiwork.
Welcome to the club Mary
Mary, welcome to the club. I pprefer to do all my quilting by hand as well.
Welcome Mary. Hope you enjoy your time with us. Isn't it funny how everyone does things differently when quilting. Hand quilting stresses me out....LOL>
I have never tried hand quilting...I don't think my hands would be able to hold up...it almost kills me just to hand sew the binding to the back, but I certainly envy those who are able to handquilt and have the patience to do it.
Welcome Mary! I am fairly new to the site as well. I am just now feeling comfortable with navigating around and I am really enjoying chatting with other quilters and seeing their "galleries" and fabric choices. I do the same thing you do....I let other quilters color selections influence my color choices from time to time. I find that helps boost my confidence and forces me to make selections I normally wouldn't dare make! We all have different processes to get where we are. Hope you enjoy this MQ5 as much as I am.
hi mary, and welcome to the group
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