Sunday, March 3, 2013

Goals

I set a goal of finishing the third border this week. I think I will make it, considering I started on Monday. I only have about 36 inches of crosshatching to do on outside edge of the cable/feather motif.  Yeah!
All of this means that I can start the home stretch, the fourth border, later today.  I know I am looking forward to blogging about a new project, but I am also happy that I will have a big finish behind me.  Every quilt is a journey for me, I always learn something new.  On this quilt I learned that the sleeve I made to help support the edge has made quilting the border enjoyable. Using the hera marker to mark the crosshatching is wonderful and quilting with a obvious thread color can make such a statement.

We had one of the coldest nights of the winter last night, down to 25.  So after I enjoy my hot cup of coffee I am looking forward to joining the other slow stitchers today over at Kathy's Quilts.
 

13 comments:

  1. So cool that you found a technique that works and a marking tool you like...and you'll have a great quilt too :)
    Enjoy your slow stitching and thanks for linking up to Slow Sunday Stitching!

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  2. Fantastic - your quilting is lovely. Doesn't it feel so good when a plan works out!

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  3. Your quilting is wonderful! I so admire all of you that hand quilt. I took a class once and failed miserably. haha

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    1. It's really all about want and practice! Thanks for stopping by

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  4. Its such a good feeling to be on the home stretch! Beautiful quilting!

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  5. Your quilting is exceptional. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Some great tips there - especially the sleeve - and the learning makes it all the more enjoyable! thanks for posting your progress.
    Hilda

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  7. I enjoy seeing your progress. Love the contrasting thread. Stay warm!

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  8. Beautiful feather quilting. Love your color choices for the thread.

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    1. Thank you! It was a bold choice for me, but I think it works!

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  9. I like using the hera marker too. your quilting is beautiful!

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  10. Beautiful quilting.

    Grit from Germany

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by! I thoroughly enjoy hand quilting, very therapeutic!

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