Saturday, January 2, 2010

then: using a hoop

My husband took this photo of me working on one of the first quilts I made. I think this was actually the second quilt I made and it is a wall hanging size log cabin. We still have it because I gave it to him for a Christmas present that year.


7 comments:

Debbie said...

Nice to see a picture of you, Deborah! So, you don't do anything that uses a hoop anymore? Have a good year.

jude said...

fabulous photo. love it. now i know you better. that is a big hoop!

Deborah said...

I don't usually use a hoop but that doesn't mean that I never will. Even though I've made larger quilts in recent years instead of using a hoop I baste heavily, roll two sides together with the quilt on my dining room table and start quilting in the center, rolling the quilt out as I go.

tangled stitch said...

Beautiful photo of you!

Vicky~ stichr ~ said...

Wonderful picture!

Mary said...

That is such a great photo! Do you still use a hoop? I never have. I like to lap quilt. Can be tricky with a queen size.

Deborah said...

This photo was taken a long time ago. Since then I have made queen and full size quilts without using a hoop. I think the reason I was using a hoop was that I was learning how to quilt by reading library books and that was the recommended method. I've stopped following rules and recommendations since then.