Sunday, March 1, 2015

Big Stitching Progress

Not much time has been spent behind the hoop this week. I have focused most of time on a  new projects, more about it later.  But with big stitching, it doesn't take much time to make some progress. I have completed the center of this quilt and started to stitch the last round of pickle dishes. So today, I hope to focus on my hand work and complete a few more pickles.



I also added an inner border to my compass quilt.  I am machine piecing this quilt, but love that there are elements of it that will use some hand stitches.  I love having several techniques going so that my hands don't get stressed by one technique.  So, after a few hand quilting stitches I hope to get a good start on adding some applique stitches to attach these circles to the border. Hope you can enjoy some slow stitching today!

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    1. Thanks Deb! It does make a great medallion doesn't it! This quilt is a fly by the seat of my pants designing and adding as I go with what is in my stash. Something that your blog has inspired me to try! Thanks

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    1. Thanks definitely fun projects. I gave my other RSC quilt to my granddaughter so I am happy to have one to use myself!

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  3. Wow. Ive never attempted a compass but im with Deb it blows me away!!

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    1. If you like paper piecing it isn't that difficult! Just stitching on the line and pressing. I love the impact they have in a quilt and had to try one.

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  4. I love your compass quilt - the centre is fantastic but I also like the fabric surrounding it (which has a William Morris look to it) and the applique border.

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    1. Kaja, the background fabric for this quilt is a set of curtains that was in our home when we purchased it almost eight years ago. I loved the colors so I saved them thinking I could at least use them as backing on a machine quilted quilt. I made the compass block and some cogwheel blocks as a challenge for my self last summer and then realized those same colors were in this fabric. They were just meant for each other. I hope to add elements of quilts that I have always wanted to do or try so I am not sure where it heading but it definitely will be my version of a bohemian quilt!

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  5. Love your projects ! The compass boder is so fun!

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    1. The border was fun! I used the tri recs rulers that I have had for years and the circles really take it up a notch! Thanks!

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    1. Thanks Kathy! I have an idea for the next section in my head, hopefully I can make it happen!

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  7. I really love your hand quilting progress and that compass is awesome with it's mix of machine and hand stitches! Kathi

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    1. It helps to move the project along but it gives it that little bit of extra don't you think? Hoping to finish that last round of pickles this week!

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  8. Of course I love your Pickle Dish...glad to see it progressing. Your compass quilt looks intriguing. It should be fun to follow as you add to it. I really like the border you've added...a perfect compliment to the compass.

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    1. Thanks! I have a rough idea of where I am heading but time will tell. I have to fit in a quilt for my dil too many projects and not enough time.

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  9. Gorgeous project to enjoy...Happy Stitching!

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    1. So glad I had those circles to applique down as we went thru several new episodes of House of Cards.

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  10. I love the pickle dish quilt. Great stripes and lovely hand stitching.

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    1. It is a fun quilt and love how quickly the big stitch quilting goes!

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  11. What beautiful projects you are working on, Carla! Thanks for sharing!!

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  12. Really like both quilts but I'm especially interested in seeing where you go with the Mariner's Compass medallion. Way to go for using curtain fabric for the background!

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    1. It was such pretty fabric and the colors went well with what was in my stash. I figured it was worth a go. So far I have had a lot of fun playing around with it.

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  13. That border is fabulous! Love seeing your big stitching too.:)

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  14. your compass quilt looks great - so is your stitching!

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