Monday, August 30, 2010
How Fast Can I Hand Quilt - Design Board Monday
I really like this quilt. I made it just for me to snuggle with during the winter on the couch and then drag around with me like Linus. Our house sometimes gets drafty and its nice to have something on your lap when you are in the den or on the computer or up in the bedroom reading or on the couch sluggingl Its made with Amy Butler prints from about 4 years ago and pieces of sateen solids. I'm hand quilting it using shiny rayon and poly threads. This is only my second time using non quilting threads for quilting so sometimes it can be a bit tricky - but I love the effect. I would also love to have this to enter plus use for the upcoming winter.
My husband laughed when I said I was thinking of marathon quilting for a fair entry. This isn't the first time I've done it and it always throws everything into a tizzy - still I've never missed a deadline. All my other projects will have to stop though. So I think I'll try it. . . . . . .I'll let you know how its going.
Oh and all prayers would be greatly appreciated!!
Labels: traditional quilt
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Nice quilt, Nina! Very cheery and I like the idea of dragging it around.........HHMMM.........nah, don't need one right now. Great idea though :)
Stitch, stitch, stitch. You will get it done. I love that this is your drag around quilt. We should each have one or 5 of our own. :0 Good luck at the fair. Nice job on the garage sale.
best of luck trying to get it finished. September is fair time here also so I am trying to get a couple of things done.
I love the look of your quilting frame, and the quilt on it. I have two ready for quilting but cannot decided on hand or machine!
I have a quilt that my grandma and I did together that I need to get quilted. I'm going to hand quilt it and I have a frame just like that, so seeing your quilt in the frame is getting me motivated!
Maybe I'll come back and visit all week, lol.
OR, maybe I'll just set the photo as my desktop background! Mind if I copy it?
Love those Amy Butler prints mixed with the solids. Can't do as much hand work as I used to, do to arthritis; but the look of hand stitched quilts is special.
Good luck, I cna't think of a better way to have to rush than to be able to be quilting while rushing! glen
Deadlines are the greatest, aren't they? I've entered 4 unfinished quilts in our County Fair, they are due on Friday. I suspect I'll get three of them done (two for sure), but the fourth? I'll be lucky if I get it finished in time for entering Road to CA on October 1...
Deadlines are good, even if self-imposed! I love the way the shiny threads complement the sateens. Gorgeous!
Congrats on your successful garage sale--we've never had much luck with them.
Love that close up photo of the quilting!
It is amazing what we can do when we have determination! I'm with you all the way. Even if the fair isn't achievable you'll have it for this winter.....positive thoughts......positive thoughts....
Nice quilt and how ambitious to quilt it by hand!! Sending smooth quilt prayers you way!
Can't wait to see what you sew you sew up for the fair. I love your dyed fabric from previous post. One day, I would love to venture into that. Not enough time yet. Maybe next summer.
Yes......... You can do it. And from now on when you look at that quilt you will have such happy memories.
It looks like your off to a good start from the close-up photo. What a good job of hand quilting!
I could imagine how Tessa was exciting with her first bank account.
Your top quilt is cheery and girly. Hopefully you can finish quilting it in a short time as you wished :)
Btw, I'm curious with the wood tool on the pic, is it for hand quilting, just like 'giant loop', haha...I never seen before.
Oh I just love your quilting!! I am hand quilting a project as we speak - not easy! Hugs, Mary
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