Sunday, January 11, 2015

On To the Next Quilt!

Next up in the hoop! I decided to go with #3 in the 9-patch series because it should be simple, fun and very no-pressure. I've already started machine quilting through the sashing and also around the blocks just to stabilize the quilt. Not that it needs it, but hey, why hand quilt the entire quilt when it doesn't necessarily need the extra love?
Imagine A Quilt ( #3 in the 9-patch series)
After that part is finished, then I plan to put it in the hoop and get busy with the hand quilting details. It will add some great texture and make me feel better {like I'm not being quite so lazy *wink}. It will also make the border especially easy to stitch as machine quilting anywhere near applique work makes me break out in a cold sweat.
And a closer look
This quilt was started back in 2011 but of course it wasn't ready for quilting until at least a year later. There are rarely any fast, back to back start-to-finish type quilts made around here, but that's okay. Everything in its time.....

18 comments:

  1. Absolutely! Love the applique on the borders.

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  2. Another wonderful quilt!! I know you'll enjoying adding your beautiful hand quilting to this one.

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  3. Oh so sweet!! Love that sashing. Good to see you combining both machine and hand-quilting:)
    Kerry

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  4. Colours are so pretty and fresh..and the appliqué is the cherry on top!

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  5. I like how you used yellow wording on two sides and blue on the other two. You are so very creative.

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  6. take your time and enjoy the process is what I always say. Love nine patches and your is unique!

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  7. Another great quilt. The green border and the checked sashing more of your creative touches really make it special.

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  8. Great quilts cannot be rushed!

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  9. Fun winter project! Somehow I don't recall this one. I really like the mix of simple and whimsical in it. You have a great way of mixing the two to create tasteful, yet casual and fun quilts.

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  10. P.S. Nice header! Is it new? Or have I been missing it the last year too?

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  11. Good luck with your new finish! :-)

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  12. I had never thought of using a bit of machining before I started hand-stitching, but it's a good idea! This is yet another cool quilt - I love the way you have mixed the quite traditional blocks with the appliqued border.

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  13. Oh I am so glad that you don't have back to back quilts being produced! Seriously I was just beating myself up the other day about my quilts because on average the ones I do for me take at least 12 months to complete...Los of complex piecing or hand sewing. It is hard to blog about things that take so long. In between I will knock out a quick project as a gift just to keep me from going loopy lala. No it's great to know that others enjoy the slow and steady quilting as well. Life is getting faster as I get older.....do you feel that?

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  14. Every time I see one of your quilts I think "Oh, that's my favorite". And I say that with almost each one LOL!! The red and green is perfect.

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  15. This is such a wondeful quilt! It looks like a fabric garden!

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  16. Always good to make the final decision & then get started on the journey to completion. Love the greens in the border & the red check sashing--quite fun

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