Thursday, April 30, 2009

Hand stitches are so comforting

The last thing I wanted was to start a new project. I was working on the applique around my Christmas table topper, I had started my Hexagon journey, basted a sampler for hand quilting AND was working on a BOM that had plenty of hand work. When my gal pal Muriel came over to show me her new project, I said "I have to make one too!" I traced the templates and set to work. This is the cutest little topper that measures 24 x 24 and is the third piece that I've made with this collection of fabrics.
Here is a close up with a quarter (Yes, I know it's CA money, it was on my dresser)just to give a reference to the size of the blocks. This is a Judy Rothermel pattern from an older magazine, sorry I can't remember. If you really want to know, leave me a comment and I'll get the info for you.

Mitered corners with the stripe, I'm glad I took the time, it's the little things that thrill me in my projects, and this is one of them.

The back is scrappy, I'm trying to use up this group of fabrics....I still have more! I think they multiply when I tuck them away in their home. You can see some of the hand quilting here.

Here is the whole top. Every time I start hand quilting something I have a plan, and every time it changes! I did machine ditch the borders on this and was glad that I did. It seems like so much energy is used in quilting ditches and the rewards just are not there. And yet I am ditching a sampler quilt right now.... some habits are hard to break.

Here is a pic of the center. Hope you enjoyed these photos as much as I enjoyed working on them. I love "finished", it's the best feeling!
Sew that's all for today,


sharon said...

Testing my comment section

KC Quilter said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I have bookmarked yours and will visit often. I can see why you HAD to make this quilt--it is gorgeous!

belinda said...

OH...OH...Darn you!!! I LOVE THIS!!! ''YOU'' are just like YOUR neighbor to me...coming in here with something new and wonderful to create!! This is w-a-y cute!!! I have bookmarked this for sure!!

goldengirl said...

Sharon this is way to cute. A must do , yes let me know where to get the pattern.