I've owned my quilt shop since 1990, specializing in antique reproduction fabrics. Made my first quilt in 1976 which greatly reduced my sewing of clothing! Would like to find more time to SEW.......maybe when I retire? Am married to a farmer, have 3 children and 4 grandchildren who are the light of my life!!!
Ann Robinson Bedcover
This bedcover is one of the earliest quilts in the Shelburne Museum
collection, and is on the cover of the book Enduring Grace, Quilts from the
2 years ago
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
A while back there was discussion on one of the Yahoo groups about quilting hoops. Seems like it takes forever to find time to update this blog! I like a 16" round hoop if working in my lap and also have a Homestead Hoop on a stand (29") that I haven't used for a long time as I haven't quilted any large quilts........too busy making the small quilts! The "Lizzie's Tents" from Carol Hopkins Designs is in a Half Hoop that I have had for about 22 years! It is excellent quality cherry wood and I haven't seen them advertised in recent years. Love the little wavy lines stencil for borders.......use it a lot! The white lines are from the SewLine pencil that will easily come off when I get to it. I quilted the main body of the quilt with an oval frame about 12" x 18" that I also got about 22 years ago.....seems like I don't have to move it so often as I do a round hoops!
I also like this little Q-Snap hoop (11" x 17") for little quilts.....easy to get just the right tension for handquilting! Using a split wool batting in the little 4-patch .........so easy to quilt!