And the quilting goes on....
This block is more graphic and I had to play with the design of the block and the textured fabrics.
I like the way it has turned out.
I played a bit with the lines direction in the sahsings in the middle of the block.
Here is an overall view of the quilted blocks.
I have been asked about my quilting tools.
I quilt using a Hinterberg floor hoop. My hoop is 22 inches which is perfect for large quilts.
I use either a Roxane thimble or a Ted Storm thumb thimble on my right hand. The Ted Storm thimble is used only when quilting away from me. I do quilt in all directions but am more at ease when quilting from right to left. Underneath the quilt, on my left hand I have a porcelain thimble which is a needle glider. This one is designed by Yoko Saito. The two rubber thimbles are very useful. The one I put on my right forefinger helps me pull the needle. The one put on my left forefinger keeps the porcelain thimble from sliding. Moreover, one size fits all thanks to the rubber thimble, which is great too!!!
I told you about the extra texture given to the block by the quilting... here is a photo that proves it.
Thank you for following my handquilting journey for this top. I am happy to share my progress and if you want to use any ideas, please do.
January will finally end soon! I don't know why but each year, it is the same! January seems to never end ... and this is a period when I long for spring time, blooms and warmer days. The only benefit when it's cold and raining is that I have nothing else to do but quilt ;-)