Rosa's World

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Progress Report

Hi There!

Well, I managed to finish all my "Snow Balls" and piece 'em all together and add 2 outer borders.

Then, I selected the embroidery pattern I wanted, around my mini quilt and then "shopped" in my embroidery thread bag and came up with these 2 colors.

Tiny, golden daisies with dark, khaki green for the leaves and the "X's".

Now, I just need to finish off the 3 other sides.

Once finished, the mini quilt should measure 8" X 10" (approx.).

I'm debating whether I should hand quilt it, machine quilt it or just tie it down with pearl embroidery floss?

Why am I debating this?


Hand quilting - there's a LOT of seams and I'm guessing I'll have to hand quilt by "poking" from top to bottom. Could take a week or so to finish... dunno.

Machine quilting? I have a funny feeling that it won't be as nice as hand quilting. Besides, when you're machine quilting, you have to secure your first stitches, right? And this project's so small, every little thing is looked at VERY CLOSELY. I'm worried that I wouldn't be able to do a great job with machine stitching.

Tieing the quilt? Well, I need to make incredibly small bows. Remember, I'm trying to keep the size ratio in perspective. Will I be able to make teeny, tiny bows? Not sure.

So, I'm asking you....
What do you all suggest?

Thanks for your advice,
in advance!



Faithful Quilter:Elaine's Journey said...


I would hand quilt...its small and won't take that long.

But then you knew what I would say!



Barb said...

wow, that is small...great job!!

Sandy said...

I would definitely go with hand quilting.

Susan In Texas said...

That's really cute! I would machine piece it. I don't like tied quilts so that will never get my vote.

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