So what is up next???Hand quilting a Singer Featherweight Banner for my honey! Here it is as a flimsy hanging on the wall...
Before bagging it I marked it and ironed the 100% Hobbs Tuscany wool batting flat to aid in the stitching of it...
Bagging simply refers to layering and sewing a quilt together leaving a small turning spot on a straight area.. in my case I chose the center bottom to leave about a 3" or 4" opening... all else got a 1/4" seam sewn around... I turned it through the hole so all right sides were out and hand stitched the opening closed after ironing in place for a nice unnoticeable closure.
Hope that made sense as I didn't take pics of this process.. it was my first time to try it for quilted items so I was quite excited! lol
Here it is this morning... now in my hoop :)
I will be back stitching all around the center medallion and quilting the radiating lines going outward from the center medallion :)
Also you can see the chain on the edges of my hoop where I marked lightly with graphite (pencil works just as nice as well) ... it is a chain pattern I will big stitch with BLACK Perle 12 cotton thread :)
Linking this quilty post to Linky Tuesday by Connie at Freemotion on the River HERE!
So I am gonna get stitching.. and I hope you have something crafty planned for this week as well! Would love to hear what YOU are up to!