Saturday, October 16, 2010

Update update ...

A little progress report on this "back to Winter" blustery Saturday.

The Innocent Crush Quilt has been basted and rapid quilting progress was made.  There was lots of quilt wrangling and a great workout for the arms and shoulders, otherwise all went rather smoothly.


As the quilt back was significantly larger than the quilt top (and thought it would be a shame to have to trim it all off after quilting),  I stitched a border along the top edge of the quilt. To add a little interest to this border I have started hand-stitching a little detail:




The minimal amount hand stitching is limited to just the border, compliments the colors of the quilt, and doesn't detract from the overall design.  I just wish I could enjoy the hand-stitching a little more.

Have a great weekend!

24 comments:

  1. Love the hand quilting! It sure adds a lot and doesn't take that much time, does it?

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  2. This is looking lovely Rita! I finished my zig zag quilt recently with some hand stitching too, mainly because I didn't trust my machine technique. Look forward to seeing the completed quilt. It is a good afternoon to hand quilt, at least!

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  3. Quilt is looking great. Personally I really enjoy hand quilting and wish I had more time to do it.

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  4. I am a newcomer to perle 8 and big stitches. Now I love it but in the beginning... I find one stitch at a time instead of trying to feed too many on to the needle makes it easier to pull through. Hope this helps in some small way. Love your quilt. It looks great.

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  5. I really the way your quilts are evolving... like the darker colors, and the browns. : ) Darker for winter? wait... you are in Australia right?

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  6. Its lovely to see the innocent crush fabric being used so lovingly and not just stroked in a stash pile!
    Bonnie
    :)
    PS- that wasn't a confession!

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  7. Its coming along nicely, I love the hand stitching details! I am not yet brave enough to try that, I think my embroidery skills leave a lot to be desired!

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  8. I'm sure you'll grow to love the hand stitching! I enjoy it, but am putting off the hand quilting of a king size hexagon quilt that's been sitting waiting for some attention for about two months now...

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  9. It's looking fab already, can't wait to see it all finished :)

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  10. I can't wait to see the finished quilt! I love the detail that hand quilting adds. How does the hand quilting hold up in the wash?

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  11. I can't wait to see this finished. I just love the details in your handstitching. Looks like another winner Rita. We too have a blustery Saturday but ours is "Intro to Winter" which is fine with me, I love the snow and can't wait for it to start flying. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

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  12. That is beautiful! I wish I was patient enough for hand stitching. Maybe some day.

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  13. The hand stitching is beautiful -- very nice touch!

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  14. I look forward to seeing that border - I love the stitching you've shown so far!

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  15. Oh my gosh, its gorgeous. And the handstitching is just such a Anna Maria touch.

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  16. Beautiful quilt. I have got to the stage of quilting mine and it's a bit scary as I've never done it before. If it comes out half as neat and tidy as yours I will be very pleased!

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  17. Those fabrics are so beautiful, I love the hand stitching. I can't wait to see the completed quilt! I'm making one similar in pattern to this, but in primary colors for my sis-in-laws little girl. Love it!!

    You're blogging has inspired me to start sharing my projects as well. Anyone interested in learning how to take your bobbing/shuttle assembly apart and clean and oil it??? Check out my blog at seamssewcreative.blogspot.com

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  18. been wanting to get my hands on some of that fabric. i hve your blog bookmarked :) i wanted to let you know i'm having a giveaway for a cool new sewing gadget if you wanna come by and see! hugs. niki

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  19. Oooh, I love this hand stitching! I have in mind to do the same kind of border soon.

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  20. Looks interesting! I'm looking forward to seeing the whole quilt.

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  21. love the hand stitching! & also the fabric

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  22. The hand stitching looks great Rita and sure adds a personal touch.

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  23. The hand stitching is wonderful!! I've only tried it on one quilt so far...

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/emmylizzy/3695580518/in/photostream/

    But I found it quite meditative and relaxing.

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