Monday, March 14, 2011

Single Irish Chain Revealed

It was a wonderful feeling to finally take the last stitch and try out the quilt on the bed!  I taught "Beginning Quilting" at Wilson Tech (now Wilson County Community College) in Wilson, NC from approx. 1994 to 2002.  This quilt was started during one of those classes.  One of my students quilted her quilt with colored thread and it looked so nice that I tried that, too.
After I had finished quilting the center of the quilt, I had a LOT of difficulty marking and seeing what I was doing in the busy fabric of the border.  The quilt was put aside and not exactly "forgotten", but it was folded with a stack of quilts and dropped in priority.  The discovery of the Clover white marking pen made all the difference.  I could see the marks and they did not rub off (the marks iron off).  So many of my quilts are small, either art quilts or store samples, that it was really great to have another bed-size quilt finished.  It's a simple quilt, but I'm happy with it.

4 comments:

Sally Hamilton said...

Love it!

Allison said...

It looks terrific mom!!

Sue said...

I remember those classes at Wilson Tech. How many more class projects are left unfinished? LOL! Love your hand quilting!

jjnelson said...

It's very nice. I love the quilting up close; can't believe you can do that by hand!! Such perfect stitching!