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

8 comments:

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

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  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!!

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

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  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.

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  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!

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

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  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.

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  8. Very beautiful work, I admire !

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