Monday, June 30, 2008

I'm almost finished hand quilting!

I thought I should post a few more photos of the progress of my new block of the month quilt. I've been snuggled up of a night time hand quilting. I have to say that so far I've really been enjoying the journey. There's something about the rhythm of quilting that I find relaxing which is probably why I have never been tempted to machine quilt anything. And having my new creation draped across me has kept me toasty warm...double bonus!

Tacking out the quilt was much easier than usual because I now have a lovely old pine work table to help me. I still put all the layers together on the floor and then progressed up to the table once I had some base tacking rows in place. It certainly saved my back!





Ready for the first hand quilting stitch!



Tools of the trade.




Rows of tiny stitches start to emerge.










Hope you have enjoyed seeing my quilting progress.
I look forward to revealing the finished quilt to you all soon.

Warmly Lenna

17 comments:

super lotto numbers said...

Such a nice blog. I hope you will create another post like this.

stephanie jedlicka said...

What an amazing quilt! How stunning and intricate! You have done a wonderful job! :)

Nancy said...

What a lovely quilt. Lovely work as well.

gina said...

wow!! i love the quilt that you made :) i hope i could learn to do that.. I have a looooong list of things to learn starting with sewing (but i have yet to buy my sewing machine) :)

anne said...

Awesome is all I can say, little wonder you have not had much time for newsletters. I love it and handstitching is great in winter. Happy stitching/finishing, look forward to seeing more.

Tina Dillon said...

Hi Lenna,
The BOM Quilt looks fabulous. The muted colours you have used are really lovely, giving it a vintage feel. Have enjoyed being with you on the journey of your quilt. Now am anxious to see the finished quilt. Tina D.

Brigitta said...

wow, this looks gorgeous. I'm still a beginner and seeing this is pretty daunting, but who knows, maybe one day...

Five Roses-Prim and Pretty said...

Lenna your quilt is wonderful
Warm regards Kirrily

Beth said...

Beautiful!

Sarah E. said...

Goodness, Lenna, what alovely work! Your applique is great, and the overall quilt is just luscious! Thank you so much for sharing such inspiration. Regards!

Lisa D. said...

That quilt is just beautiful (so is your blog!).

Anonymous said...

Your quilt is beautiful! You've done some wonderful work and should be very proud! Congratulations on your quilt - it's a grand prize winner in my thoughts.

Crazy for Primitive Quilts & Gardens said...

Oh it is absoultey stunning! I love this pattern and your stitching is beautiful. I love hand stitching, but find that I just don't have enough time. So I save hand quilting for very special projects :o)

Helen Stubbings said...

thats gorgeous Lenna, I think you have a winner. well done, Helen

crazytxgypsie said...

Girl, I LOVE IT! You do such a beautiful job. I thought I was one of the only ones that used a hand hoop to quilt with.Can't wait to see it finished. Would like to know the secret on the get it finished part. LOL

Evonne said...

Your BOM quilt is absolutely gorgeous and I love the colours you have chosen. There is something about hand quilting that can make a new quilt look "old". Evonne xx

Deepa said...

wow!! such patience.I've never quilted but do want to try it after seeing yours.
Deepa

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