Sunday, October 13, 2013

Slow Sunday Stitching

Today I am linking up with Slow Sunday Stitching over at Kathy’s Quilts.  There are lovely hand stitching projects there every week and it’s nice to know I have company in the slow stitching department.

I’m still plugging away at hand quilting my Canada quilt, picking up momentum as it gets closer to completion.  There’s nothing like seeing the end in sight to motivate me!  I think the quilting is about 3/4 done, and all the bits for which choosing a quilting motif was challenging are finished.

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These are not the true colours.  They are really much brighter, but adding light or using the camera’s flash washes out the quilting.  It’s just not a good time of day to take pictures of quilting details!

Looking at this now, I wish I had left some unquilted space behind the letters. The letters seem to have lost definition.  I may go back and redo this, or I may not.  I have already rethought, unpicked and redone a few other parts of the quilt and I’m not sure I have enough enthusiasm left to do that again!  Perhaps once I’ve finished everything I can reconsider and decide if this little bit bothers me enough to redo.

IMG_6782Tonight I’m working on the last corner of the quilt center.  Next up will be the trees and the last 5 log cabins in the pieced border, and finally the plain outer border.

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8 comments:

  1. How exciting to be on the downward slope. Your quilt looks great, a very interesting design - with lots of detail here and there. Beautiful handquilting too!

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  2. Absolutely beautiful! It is so nice once you can see that light at the end of the tunnel on a project. Keep up the great work.

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  3. Such a lovely quilt and your beautiful handwork has only added to this. Definitely worth the time and effort taken.

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  4. I think it all looks great and I'm impressed that you have the patience to sit and hand quilt. It's going to be a treasure for sure when it's finished.

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  5. Lovely work....I have just become a follower!

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  6. I would say you have the patience of Job! Your quilt and hand quilting is beautiful and amazing! I too have been debating a fix on my current quilting project. I think I am and actually have started to make those changes. I have been line stitching and the latest blocks are more densely quilted. I need to match the earlier blocks. I read a message that talked about the glory factor while making a quilt. Then today I read a blog about blog writing where you don't just check off a project as being done but each project should be a learning experience. Anyways your quilt is awesome!

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  7. Love the design and colors of your quilt. Great job with the hand quilting. So nice that you do both hand quilting; as well as machine quilting. I enjoy seeing both.

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  8. A very striking quilt...love the color palette and design! :)

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