So do you remember this quilt for our living room that I started months and months and months ago????
Well......after I got it all pieced, sandwiched and pinned work came to a standstill and it just sat there. I couldn't figure out how I wanted to finish it. And all the pets kept trying to curl up on it but all the safety pins just got in their way. It was just too big to quilt on my own machine (60" x 75"). I tried and I tried and it was too frustrating to quilt something that big on a normal sewing machine. And I'm obviously not going to hand quilt something this big.....that would take forever and a day. And then a light bulb went off above my head......Hand Ties! Ding, ding, ding.....we have a winner!
Have you ever hand tied a quilt before? This is my first time and it's going great! It's so easy and it's one of those mindless, soothing projects I can work on while hanging out with Mr. Sew Fab in the evenings. I'm using some #8 DMC cream colored Perle Cotton, a regular embroidery needle and hemostats to tie the knots. I'm putting the ties no more than 2" apart and I used really thick batting so it's starting to look like a pouffy down comforter. Doesn't it look so soft and squishy?!
And pretty soon all the pets will get to lay on a safety pin-free quilt! Hooray!
I'm off to go pour myself a glass of wine (it's Friday evening as I'm writing this post so if you're reading this on a random Tuesday morning please don't freak out), make some dinner and do some more ties.
P.S. Hand ties are so easy that I may even recruit Mr. Sew Fab to help me finish it!