I am always seeking more information about quilting, especially hand quilting, hand piecing and hand applique. I will say that these three disciplines hold the most romance for me but I do not do everything by hand because there are too many projects to be done in my short lifetime. But I continue to have the need to learn and I find that most projects come out better when I pursue them as hand projects.
I love studying these three disciplines with books that I can find in used bookstores or on the Internet.
The Phyllis D. Miller Book Encyclopedia of Designs for Quilting (American Quilt Society:1996) is so informative. So, now I have a new tag for the kind of quilting I have been doing on my summer quilt:
“By the Piece” quilting correctly describes that outline stitching on the interior of pieces constructing any patchwork block. A new piece of information that helps me understand my craft.
I am still hopeful to finish the Summer Sampler lap quilt before September 1st! It felt very my like Fall for much of the day today and the skies are threatening rain this evening! Off to quilt some more!!!