Sunday, January 13, 2013

Let the quilting begin!

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  I spent the week preparing my scrappy star quilt top for the quilting process.  My favorite, by far, part of making a  quilt.  I marked four feathered wreaths that have stars in the middle where the block corners come together. I also marked the border with a intertwining feather.  The quilting on the stars will be added with stencils as I go. The background will be a one inch diagonal grid.  I am going to use the hera marker to make these straight lines. I will try to post some pictures once I get to that point. I did a little test and I think I am really going to like using the hera marker, although I only seeing it working on straight lines.

The batting in this quilt is a cotton batt by mountain mist called cream rose.  So far, I  really like the way it easily lets the needle glide through.  There is nothing better than waking up to the sound of rain and  knowing that you have a quilt waiting to be stitched.   I also enjoy taking a break and joining Kathy at Kathy Quilts, to see what others are stitching on this  Slow Stitching Sunday.

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9 comments:

  1. Your hand quilting is beautiful. I am never brave enough to use thread with so much contrast, but your stitches are tiny and even.

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    1. This is my first attempt using a high contrast thread. Kiwi green and brown background with electic blue thread, who would have thought.

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  2. the hand quilting looks wonderful.... I love that batting too.
    Kathie

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  3. Such beautiful quilting! I hope someday with lots of practice my stitches look half as good as yours do!
    Lovely.

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  4. How beautiful! I have never hand quilted feathers before...is it fun!?!?
    Thanks for linking up to Slow Sunday Stitching!

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    1. Feathers are great fun to hand quilt. I am throughly enjoying stitching them.

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  5. Very nice - your hand-quilting is beautiful!

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  6. Love your hand quilting. It's beautiful. Hand quilting is something I am really going to get back into this year. And I also love Mountain Mist's Cream Rose batting. I think it works well for hand quilting and machine quilting. It's a favorite cotton batt.

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