When I first started quilting (about five or six years ago), I fell in love with all the vintage reproduction fabrics. I took an applique workshop and made this sweet little quilt with Scottie dogs so I could practice my applique skills. I wasn't sure how I wanted to quilt it, so I put it away with all my other UFOs (not that many)! From time to time I would pull it out and think, Oh, this is so cute, I really should finish it, only to put it away again. Well, about six months ago, I pulled it out again. This time it was upgraded to a hanger on the back of a door and I even made a back for it.
Here's a close-up of some of the Scotties!
Anyway, I've decided it's time to conquer my hand quilting fear and thought this would be the perfect project! I think I have read probably a million (okay, maybe a dozen) tutorials on hand quilting. Here's a picture of the basted quilt...
I'm wondering now if I used too many pins? I'm worried about the layers shifting. I used all but about ten of my pins. I'm going to give it a try without a hoop or frame. I'm going to keep the quilting fairly simple - just an outline of each dog and the inside of each square. Wish me luck! I'll post some pictures of my progress. Maybe it's a good thing I used all my pins. I need to get started on this or else I won't be able to baste any other quilts!