Sunday, November 25, 2012

Hand Quilting on The Antique Medallion

It feels like a good day to link up to Kathy's Slow Sunday Stitching.  I have been working on the hand quilting for my Antique Medallion rather sporadically, but there is a bit of progress to show now.
Cross-hatching in the center.
 I tried to take a picture so you could see the actual stitching!  I went with a very simple 1 1/2" cross-hatch design for the center of this quilt--something that wouldn't detract from the applique work. I already washed out the blue marker, so it's got that great crinkly look I love already.
Figuring it out as I go.....
As I work from the center out, I am trying to go with what seems to be the most obvious solution.  You know, without getting all carried away with complicated designs!  I'm not a huge fan of marking my quilts, but when it's necessary, I will grit my teeth and do it anyway.   One of my previous quilts still has marking lines in it that refused to cooperate and go away!  That was a bad month (or year), but I'm trying to be more responsible and test, test, test first.  It's always a good feeling to feel like you've finally learned something.*wink


  1. It's looking good! You've gotten a lot done on it already.

  2. Happy quilting. I just love that pineapple center so much. I know what you mean about marking quilts, its not something I feel comfortable about, though my quilting is very basic, yours is really looking fabulous!!

  3. I love cross hatching and yours is lovely!!

  4. Your pineapple centre looks wonderful. I have just used a blue marker for the first time, for some simple quilting on a 'block' quilt for a Kris Kringle, sure hope it washes out ok.

  5. Wonderful idea for cross hatching in the middle block background...adds so much texture without taking away from the design. Thanks for linking up to Slow Sunday Stitching!

  6. The hera marker is great for straight lines! No "marks'. I lvoe it!!

  7. Another hand quilter ... today seems to be my lucky day for finding other hand quilters' blogs. ;-)

    I've used marking tape for straight lines, but it's pretty pricey and kind of a pain to use. I used Sewline marking pencils on a blue and white Irish chain quilt and a blue and white log cabin quilt successfully; I tried to use it on a couple of blocks of a brick red and cream HST quilt and had a heck of a time getting it out of the cream blocks. Not sure what's up with that.

  8. Very beautiful work, I admire !


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