Friday, November 15, 2013

Life is good!


Yesterday I started machine basting the very edge of my red and green traditional quilt. I always like to do that when I get near the edge so that I can get rid of the basting pins.

So this morning when I walked into my sewing room this is what I saw.  It doesn't get better than this!  So I took advantage of the morning light to snap this picture. I apologize that the picture leans a bit. I never claimed to be a photographer.

I guess I have been so busy, I hadn't noticed how wonderful the back of this quilt looks. It is like owning a secret whole cloth. 
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20 comments:

  1. My mother hand-embroidered and quilted several quilts. She always used a solid white backing and self-binding. She would occasionally use the flip side. Really shows the beautiful handwork. Yours is wondeful!

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    1. I agree solid backgrounds are wonderful, most quilters use a bit of a print so that it hides any missed stitches and such. I like using solids in quilt tops also, the stitching just shows up better. If your going to take the time to hand quilt a quilt I think it needs to be seen. Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. Thanks Ginney! I need to flip my quilts over more when working on them, the back side can be so inspirational.

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  3. What a gorgeous sight to greet you this morning!

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    1. Yes indeed! Quilting gets so exciting at this point, I wish I could just sit and and finish this one!

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  4. It's so beautiful! You've done a fantastic job!

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    1. Thanks Eileen! I am getting so excited to have this quilt in time for the holidays!

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    1. Thanks! Nothing better than running your hand over a hand quilted quilt!

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  6. Front and back looks good. The plain backing really shows the stitching. You are getting close to a finish and I know that has to be an exciting feeling.

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  7. The quilt is lovely. I'm new to your blog have you posted about how you hand quilt?

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    1. Thanks. I don't think that I have done a post on how I hand quilt. Hopefully I can do that sometime this coming year. I need to get a new card for my camera so I could post a little video. Thank you for the suggestion.

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    1. Your so kind, I see you are taking a deeper blunge into applique. I am sure you won't be sorry! I only wish I had started out doing EPP and applique.

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  9. That is a great tip about basting the edges... thanks for that!

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    1. Kathy, I always struggled with borders until I started doing this. I wait till I get close to starting the border in case any backing fabric gets eased to the edge, but it really helps stabilize the edge and keep it from stretching and allows me to get the right tension so I can quilt right up to the edge of the quilt. Hope it helps you!

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