To hand-quilt or to machine quilt, that is the question...
I find that this is an interesting question to ask quilters. There are some who enjoy the hand-quilting and believe this to be the best way, while others love the speed and consistency or "look" of the machine quilting. Some quilters are more passionate than others with their opinions.
For me, I enjoy the hand-quilting, but can only get myself to do it every four quilts or so. And sometimes I only do it when I have a tight deadline. Wait, isn't hand-quilting supposed to take longer? Sometimes yes, but my trusted quilter tends to have a 3-4 turn around and sometimes a girl does not have that scheduled into her timeline.
This weekend I started hand-quilting an adorable project for my niece. She is turning eight and in my faith, it's a big milestone. As a part of this milestone, my sister asked for a quilt...with a short timeline. The result is a simpler quilt that I'm excited to share, but I'm waiting on finishing the hand-quilting first!
The quilt features some of the Wee Wander fabric along with prints from my stash. To make the quilt more snuggly, I used a "flamingo" colored minky for the backing. The coral color lent itself well to some pearl cotton and I'm now off to the races.
By the way, it's a little tougher to hand quilt through minky...just an fyi.
Crossing my fingers I can get this hand-quilted this weekend!