One of the challenges that are faced when hand quilting in a small area is the lack of
space for a frame. The long frames are much too large for any of the rooms in our home. I also didn't want a hoop style
frame. Having little ones and now a puppy also in the home, I don't like risking the quilt getting dirty or possible
being tripped over. So, how do you hand quilt in a small space?
I found the answer in a blog entry. In her "Quilt as You Go" post, Andrea (Welsh Quilter) gives illustrated instructions on how to piece together your quilt without a frame.
I loved her directions and the detail that she gives. I am now working on some
blocks to put together using her method. As I start constructing the actual quilt, I will share pictures to illustrate
how I am doing it.
Recently, I was able to get the patterns for a quilted Christmas stocking on Ebay.
The stockings feature a 6 inch (finished) block as the focal point. I am now working on the designs for our holiday
stockings. I have already decided on using Sunbonnet Sue for Abbie's and Overall Sam for Micah's. I am going to
be doing most of the sewing by hand. If it is getting too close to the holiday, I will get out the sewing machine, but
for now I am enjoying sewing by hand as much as possible.