Sunday, December 16, 2012

Getting in Some Much Needed Hand Quilting Time!

Although things have been terribly busy around here, I still manage to squeeze in a little time here and there for hand quilting.  In fact, on Friday, my husband was running about two hours behind for our trip to Seattle.  I just pulled out my hand quilting and stitched (and stitched) until I got myself all calmed down and in a better traveling mood.  lol  Hand quilting is very therapeutic you know!
Quilting from the middle out.
I have stitched the entire center of the Antique Medallion quilt clear out to the sawtooth stars and into the first half of the green delectable mountains border.  I marked a small pomegranate design in the big area of the green border, just copying the same pomegranate from the middle of the quilt.  I still need to wash the blue markings out, but I thought maybe you could see the design better if I took a picture before.
Looking a little closer....
This quilt has been very enjoyable for me to stitch no matter what's going on around me.  I get frustrated sometimes at how much time it takes for me to finish hand quilting a quilt, but the rewards are invaluable.  Can't wait until I can snuggle underneath it properly!

Check out all the other hand work getting done this month over at Kathy's Slow Sunday Stitching!


  1. WOW - you quilt! I mean, speedy ;-) Wasn't that just a top a short time ago? It is beautiful... I agree - sometimes just picking up aneedle is the best thing to do ;-)
    Lovely work!!

  2. What a great idea to bring the pineapple design to the quilting area in the border!
    So glad that your stitching brings immediate and identifiable stress too!
    Thanks for linking up to Slow Sunday Stitching and sharing your progress!

  3. Your hand quilting in looking fabulous. Though it takes a long time, it gives such a nice look to the finished quilt.

  4. it is relaxing -- sometimes like this morning when I was waiting for hubby to get ready for our day trip to my mom's birthday party I sit down for 5 or 10 minutes and get in some stitching while he seems to be taking his sweet time getting ready.

  5. I just found your blog and love it! So happy to see a hand quilter. Your work is beautiful!!!

  6. I'm impressed that you've quilted so much already! Its great the way you are echoing the pattern in your quilting. And I so agree that hand sewing is relaxing.

  7. Hand quilting IS very therapeutic! It's my favorite part of quilt making. Alas, I didn't do any hand stitching yesterday. I finished my I Spy quilt Saturday, so now I'm just starting my disappearing four patch wall quilt ... so I'm in the machine sewing stage.

  8. That is looking awesome!! I like hand quilting too, as long as the project isn't too huge:)

  9. I tend to do some hand work to relax too! Your quilt is looking lovely.

  10. Love the colours in this quilt. I hope to get some quilting done over christmas days.


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