Hand Quilt Along…hmmmm….

Hand quilting is slow and steady work. And when you match the quilting thread to the background as I usually do, it is very hard to see. In last month’s post, I told you that I have divided the quilt into quadrants so that I can see the progress I am making. The center of the quilt was done when I pulled it out of the closet. I have completed this quadrant – can you see the line I drew? (I just discovered that I can mark up photographs with the new High Sierra upgrade…)

Now I will be moving over to the next area. Perhaps you can actually see my quilting on the right hand side?

This is such a great time of year to hand quilt! The temperatures in northwestern South Carolina have been so cold! Night time has been in the teens and the daytime hits freezing – – – very cold for this area. The quilt draped all over me keeps me quite comfortable as I stitch. The cats are happy in their buttercup beds, for the most part, so I continue to make progress.

For those of you not so interested in my hand quilting report, here are some New Year updates on what I am doing! I have put away my Christmas cross stitch project as I am not in the mood and I have an issue to deal with. With the upcoming NFL playoff games and the Olympics next month, there will be lots of time for hand work. To rest my quilting fingers, I am tempted to resume hooking this project, by Angela Foote, from several years ago…

And here is a teaser for you – I am auditioning colors for my next quilt project. Can you guess what pattern I will be making?

 

Here are the other quilters participating in the quilt along. Do check them out and leave an encouraging comment!

Kathy, Lori, Margaret, Kerry, Emma, Tracy, Deb, Connie, Susan , Jessisca  ,  SherryNanette, Sassy and Edith

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18 thoughts on “Hand Quilt Along…hmmmm….

  1. I can actually see your quilting, it looks beautiful! The colours for your next project look great, now I can’t wait to see what you’re making 🙂

    • Thank you Emma! I am afraid that it isn’t going to show much when I’m done because of the polyester batting…cotton shows off quilting much better. Looks like you are having fun with your hexies and friends. ;-D

  2. Your quilt is gorgeous and I can’t wait to see this one finished this year – I’ll be checking back in three weeks for your progress!! Your hooking project is beautiful too and would provide your quilting fingers with a break!

    • Thanks so much. It is a quilt I am really happy with as well. Color is so important to me. I quilted through most of the NFL games this weekend and my fingers are feeling it. I am hoping that hooking provides a good break.

    • We’re warming up today – in the low 50’s which will feel amazing. I tried to hook last night but could not find the wool….{sigh} That is a chore for this morning. I do have hooking on the list for this year becasue of my workshop in Sauder…

  3. I love knowing that you’re watching football and Olympics while you quilt–since that’s exactly what I do! Such a perfect combination! Your stitching is looking good and your progress must please you! That quilt is going to be a stunner.

    • Thank you! It is a perfect combination! I think I got it from my mother, whose fingers were rarely still. Less handwork during the Olympics though, I wouldn’t want to miss a jump or a fall. Because of the time difference, I think we’re going to have to watch them “live” which will mean unending and stupid commercials. {sigh}

  4. The quilt was pretty before, and the quilting is making it even more beautiful. Thanks for the tip on High Sierra. I’ve hardly had time to investigate anything on it!

    • I haven’t either. I did look at some of it the other day. There is ALOT new in iPhoto. I’m thinking of checking out an online class on it. I took a Craftsy class on iPhone photography which just touched the surface of all the apps available, much less what we have on our Macs!

  5. Pingback: New/Old Rug Hooking Project | a daily dose of fiber

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