I was expecting it to be quite difficult. It was. ; ) I find it really tough to use such teeny needles with a big fat thimble on my finger. I did this today after coming home from the lessons. It's just a sample of hand quilted running stitches by 'rocking the needle'. I hooped a giant fat quarter quilt sandwich and learned SO much - knots, how to travel the needle within the quilt, how to thread baste, and different ways to mark quilting designs.
This next one was done without a hoop, and without a thimble.
I noticed a solids freestyle quilt project on her wall and said, "wow!". Before I knew it, she had me sitting at her machine doing curved piecing. I still can't believe it worked! (Thanks Debbie!!)
Rocking the needle is tough - but I notice that I'm beginning to get the feel for it already, which is exciting for me. I think hand quilted quilts are sooooo incredibly beautiful. Thank you so much Debbie!
I'm linking to The Needle & Thread Network. See you there!