Friday, July 2, 2010
Hand Stitching Sashiko Fabric
There are over 13,600 hand-stitches in the quilt (not including the ones I'm blanket-stitching now). This has been one of the most labor-intensive - yet calming and meditative - projects I've ever worked on.
Once I'm done blanket-stitching the pieces to the quilt top, I'm giving it to a professional quilter who will use her long-arm sewing machine to do some custom quilting on it as well as add the binding around the edges (I'll need to finish the binding by hand-sewing onto the back of the quilt).
My deadline for finishing the quilt: July 31st. Right around the corner.