Sunday, October 12, 2014

Slow Stitching Sunday

Still working on the Pickle Dish/Wedding Ring quilt! I stitched the background squares in until I had the quilt top altogether. Whew! Pretty unbelievable to see it all in one big piece like this!
Getting the quilt top together
Then I added the long border strips, pinning like a crazy woman until everything seemed to lay flat and exactly where it was supposed to be. Fingers crossed that I really did get it 'straight'. I had to check out my handiwork after the first border was stitched into place. Okay. Looking good!
Finally getting the side part stitched on...
Then I worked on the other side. It took me about an hour and a half just to do the (applique) stitching on each side. Not counting the time for pinning! That might have took longer, but who's counting?
And now 2 sides stitched on. Love that progress!
So..., Now I'm ready to put the background triangles in place at the top and bottom of the quilt--four in all. This quilt is going together so very slowly, I sometimes wonder what in the world I was thinking to even start it. Then I see it laying over my lap while I'm stitching away and I know. I totally get it. This quilt is one of those 'I wish I could make that quilt' statements I used to make ALL OF THE TIME. Now I'm doing it. I'm actually sewing one of those wonderful quilts together! Just gotta shake my head at the thrill of it all.

Linking up to Kathy's Slow Sunday Stitching because I somehow managed to squeeze in a post on a Sunday instead of just doing the stitching part....

23 comments:

  1. Wow! What a wonderful quilt! It is such a sense of accomplishment to do a challenging project like this one! Looks great!

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  2. I love pickle dish quilts! It is one quilt pattern that I would repeat! So graphic! Know how you feel too! Yes you are making it and yes it is looking awesome!

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  3. When I saw your first photo, I gasped! Wow, your pickle dish quilt is looking WONDERFUL and it already has a vintage/loved & used look....which I think is amazing considering you are still working on the quilt top.

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  4. This is one of my favorites that you're working on. I can't remember what your pattern source was. I think I'm going to have to add it to my list and maybe closes to the top!

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  5. This is such a beautiful quilt. Well done

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  6. Oh Audrey, it is really stunning and worth all the time to assemble it!

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  7. Love this quilt! With all those curves it must be difficult to get it to lie flat, so well done!

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  8. Absolutely beautiful!! Your fabric choices look wonderful in this pattern.

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  9. Oh my goodness...it's gorgeous!!

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  10. it is looking just great - I really love the look of this quilt and can't wait to see the whole things laying out so we can see the whole look

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  11. I can't even find the words to express how much I love this version of this quilt...it is SO YOU and so amazing! Love what you have done with color and fabric here. Seriously.

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  12. I think the quilt is progressing nicely considering all the work it takes to make a section. You will soon see the light at the end of the tunnel.

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  13. Oh it is gorgeous put together like this!! Seeing all of the colors just blending in so beautifully ! :)

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  14. At the risk of repeating myself, this one is a real beauty - it's so nice to see your progress on it, you must be thrilled.

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  15. Your quilt is gorgeous, Audrey...well worth the time & effort it takes. What a treasure you'll have when it's done. Thanks for sharing it with us!
    Debbie
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  16. This quilt really is amazing.

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  17. This is quite a job! I always wondered how one of these goes together and now I see it.
    A lot of pinning and applique, but heirlooms aren't made in a day eh? Beautiful quilt, I love how the reds pop.

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  18. This is so beautiful! I love this pattern, it s on my Someday List. But I had no idea how difficult it might be. Your work is amazing [and I esp love the quirky turquoise centers.]

    lizzy at gone to the beach

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  19. Yes, this one has been a long while coming. Remember all your paper piecing woes? All worth it. With the plaids, I think this will be a favourite.

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  20. I'm in love. Your quilt is gorgeous!

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  21. Awesome... slow progress gives you time to love it more!!

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