Sunday, October 27, 2013

Progress


Here we are again, another Slow Stitching Sunday. I have started to quilt the blocks that surround the center medallion block that I finished earlier this week.
I have two completed and today I will be working on the oakleaf and acorn block. I made this block because it reminds me of the wonderful oak trees that we enjoy in our yard here in Arkansas.



I thought I would include pics of the other two blocks that are completed.   I feel I am making more progress now working on these smaller blocks, but they are still a lot of work. I am quilting these very traditionally.

All of the applique pieces are outlined with quilting stitches.  The background is a grid done on the bias that runs thru the sashing and border.  I will also add quilting to some of the larger applique blocks if the pieces are larger, for example the flower and vase in the photo to the right.  I hope you find time to put in some stitches today!

14 comments:

  1. Your blocks and quilting are just stunning. I can't wait until I am capable of producing such gorgeous work....at least I hope I will be able to!!

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    1. Thanks Ellen, perseverance will get you there. I need to persevere when it comes to piecing. I think I need to sit down and do my craftsy BOM class, hopefully I will learn what it takes.

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  2. Gorgeous! I just love that one with the birds...such a pretty block

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    1. I love that one too! Something about those little birds melts my heart.

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  3. Looks more awesome each time I visit. How many quilts have you hand quilted?

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    1. Close to ten. I need to do a post comparing my first quilt with my last quilt. Not sure I am brave enough, I definitely have a long way. Thanks for stopping by.

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  4. The bird block is a favorite of mine. I think it is a hit with others too. I am sewing the binding on a quilt today. Not exciting but I will have a finish when done.

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    1. I agree one of my favorite blocks in the quilt. I love finishes, for now I guess I will stitch and contemplate what fabric I should use to make the binding for this one. Maybe a little green check that would make it sparkle???? Hmmmmm!

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  5. I love looking at your applique blocks. So beautiful and inspirational!

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    1. Thanks Audrey! I am really enjoying quilting this applique quilt.

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  6. Beautiful! The quilting makes the applique really stand out.

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  7. Thank you Jane, I just love quilting appliqued quilts.

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  8. Love the block with the birds! What a stitching intensive project....and gorgeous!
    Thanks for linking up and sharing your progress!

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  9. A labor of love indeed, Kathy! I am very pleased at how it is turning out, but it a lot of work and I am enjoying every minute of it!

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