My last three posts showed you my Liberty Four Patch progress step by step.
Forth step : putting the basted three layers on the hoop and starting hand quilting.
After trying many kinds of batting (synthetic, cotton, wool) I found out that for hand quilting the synthetic one gives the best result. You can almost get the Trapunto look by making very small stitches and slightly pulling the thread.
The second picture shows how I use my hoop to quilt the border.
After hand quilting is finished, I sewed the binding as shown here and here, and this is the last step.
Spring is beautiful these days, and it was so pleasant to quilt outside, especially when the quilt colors are in harmony with the garden! I cannot prevent myself from sending you pictures of my flowers.