Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Hand Sewing

I swore I would never hand sew a binding... I seriously don't like hand work, but to have a fighting chance I knew I would have to break down and do some hand sewing to stay competitive. I hand sewed binding on a wall hanging for my dad, a tablerunner for MIL, and a baby quilt I made as practice this month. Last night I got the binding on my first large quilt and tonight I did the hand sewing. I started it with the intention of watching Big Brother with Paul and then going to work on my project. I kind of just kept sewing and sewing and sewing, until I couldn't move my hands any more. I have one long side left, but I feel really good about how much I got done. I told my mom tonight she'll need to help me with hand sewing, since I'm not sure if I'm doing it right. About 11 tonight I went to work on my secret project. It would make a cute picture, but since a few of you will receive them, I can't show until they are received. They actually turned out way cuter than I expected. I have a couple more to do, but those will have to wait for another night.

4 comments:

Gina said...

well done on the hand work. I sew all my bindings on by hand and it is hard work, but I find it relaxing aswell.

Love and hugs gina xxx

Hazel said...

You been busy ,I to love hand quilting ,wish I was closer I would help you .Your doing great in the contest ,I can just imagine how sore and tired you are right now .Hang on its almost over .

Colleen said...

I always hand sew them, and find that it's not too bad when watching TV. Only one more day to go. Keep it up! Can't wait to see the secret project.

vtquilter said...

Go Monique Go! You don't need sleep... really!