Congratulations! You finished your baby quilt top. The fabric and colors are superb and match perfectly with the baby’s new room. Now it is time to do the hand quilting. But the dilemma is in choosing the perfect design. After the hours and time spent on the baby quilt top, the design of the hand quilting must be just right. But where to start?
“Good friends are like baby quilts, they never lose their warmth.”
Despite the long day at the job that pays the bills, taking time out for my craft group each week is a must. This group of wonderful ladies has been meeting each week with our crafts. There are a variety of talents being showcased from hand quilting to rug making, from crocheting to knitting and even cross stitching to mending. But whatever each chooses to bring with them that evening to keep their hands occupied, the room is always filled with the spirit of friendship and the joy of being out of the house without the kids and husbands for the night!
“Any day spent quilting is a good day!”
With teaching during the day at school, there are few hours left in the evening to enjoy my craft of handmade baby quilts. Yet I know what all quilters know and that is that any day spent quilting on my baby quilts is a good day. The time spent with needle and thread is more than often done in the solitude of my sewing room, when the peace and quiet after the busy day is a welcome relief.
Hand quilting on my baby quilts is a decorative form of sewing, a simple technique, that