My quality control manager, Merlin, turned 1 today! Happy Birthday Merlina! She was busy yesterday keeping an eye on my attempts to hand tie this quilt. This is the first quilt top that I ever made. I was going to hand quilt it, and did quite a bit but I did not like the results I was getting. So I decided to hand tie it instead. I like the look of the hand tying with the vintage-inspired print. So first I pinned, a lot.
Then I used a curved tapestry needle to thread my #5 pearle cotton through the layers.
Then, I hand tied each piece of thread with a surgeon’s knot and clipped off the extra ends.
And finally Merlin inspected the knots to make sure that they were all well tied. Now on to the binding!