Kat Tucker designed this quilt. It was in celebration of Cananda’s 150th anniversary. We received three blocks for 50 weeks along with the story of a Canadian Women, The quilt was supposed to be red and white, but I decided to make it in blue and white. It was so exciting to open the e-mail each Tuesday and receive the patterns. Thanks Kat.
The quilt is almost finished. It is hand quilted and I have just two more evenings of quilting to finish the border. Then on to the binding.
I hand quilt just a bit different than most hand quilters. My thumb is actually in the right spot for my quilting. I quilt in my lap without a hoop. I rock the fabric, not the needle. My right hand holds the quilt against my leg for proper tension. I can see if the stitches are small enough or even enough before I push the needle through with a thimble. My under finger does not get cut with the needle. I learned this technique from Marj Murphy at the Vermont Quilt festival years ago.