Friday, January 23, 2009

Need Your Opinion

It's hard to believe I am posting two days in a row.
About six years ago I decided that I was going to make a quilt.

Well, I got started in a big way, I went and bought my fabric, cut my pieces, sewed my pieces, put it together and started to quilt.

I had never quilted in my life but I thought I could do it. First of all I think my batting was too thick and it was too hard to make little stitches, so I quilted a little bit and quit.

What I would like to know is, would it be better to hand quilt it with big stitches, or to have it machine quilted?
If I was to have it machine quilted I would have to take out what I already did, which is not very much.
As you can see it is the Rail Fence.

This is the part of what I quilted, probably cant see it that well.



Janet, said...

Vera that is beautiful. You have done such a good job on the hand quilting, too. So much better than I do. Your stitches are so even. I'll let someone who knows more about quilting to give you advice on machine quilting. I'm no good at machine quilting, seems like it bunches up on me. I think you should finish it, tho, its too pretty to be hidden somewhere not finished.

Destress Yourself said...

Hi Vera,

I have only dabled in quilting just a little but my grandmother, my mother, and many of my friends quilt.

Hand quilting is time consuming but it always turns out the best.

I agree with Janet, you gotta finsih and I would say by hand for the best quality.

Very pretty quilt.


Miri said...

Hi Vera, I both hand and machine quilt. If you found the hand quilting difficult because of the batting the first time, that won't change (BTW, I don't think your stitches are large!) but you might want to try Big Stitch-you do it by hand but you can use pearl cotton and a bigger needle. I've done it and I think it would look nice on your quilt. I'm sure there's an explanation on-line, if not, e-mail me.

Shirley said...

Hi Vera,
I am not one to give you any advice on quilting, except that maybe you should do what you are comfortable with. The hand stitching is really nice. Good luck with whichever way you decide.

Chris said...

I have always wanted to make a quilt, I just never got up the courage to start one. I have a couple of tatered ones, that were my grandmothers though. Thank you for your visit. Come back again anytime.


Chris said...

Hi Vera, thanks for dropping by. Have a wonderful day.


Granny Sue said...

How lovely, Vera. You definitely don't want to leave it unfinished. Your hand quilting looks fine to me, but I'm not a quilter either. You may find a quilting guild around you that would finish it. I did that with a quilt top I had and I was so pleased with the result.