Sunday, May 21, 2017

More Quilting

The 6th row of white blocks are finished along with the bottom points on the row 7 churn dash blocks.

I know the pictures all look the same each week, but this is what I'm working on.


The left side border with the first quilted white block.


The next two blocks. Actually there are 4 blocks with this design in this row but I'm just showing you 2 of them. The other 2 blocks look exactly this these.


The right side white block and the right side borders.


Back view of the quilt in the frame. Notice the blue square-in-a-square border. After that border gets quilted, there is 9" more of border to be quilted. I'm getting closer to being finished. It also looks like there might not be enough batting! No problem, I'll whip stitch more batting along the edge.


Before I'll get to that pieced border, I have to finish the center of the quilt. Two more churn dash rows and a row of white squares.

Linking to - Kathy's Slow Sunday Stitching, Quilting is More Fun than HouseworkShow & Tell With Bambi, Em's ScrapbagLove Laugh Quilt, Quilter's Monday, BOM's Away, Esther's Wednesday WOW!, Sew, Stitch, Snap SHOW

33 comments:

  1. I like that you stitch the border as you go, but is is marked? It doesn't appear to be in the photo. How do you know that it will end exactly where you want it to with a full swag? I always fret over these things and spend hours planning them out. Your quilting and the quilt itself is quite beautiful by the way.

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    1. The feathers on the border are marked. I lightly mark the design with a silver pencil, lightly being the key word. When I mark a border, I always mark the corners first. Then I take my stencil and see how many stencil lengths fit on the border. I mark each measurement with a brightly colored pin. When I see how much space is left between the last stencil and the corner, I figure out how to divide that space up. Several of the feather swags have a feather added in. The curve of the feather isn't always perfect, but you can't see it after you have it quilted. I am marking the straight lines in the border after I quilt the feathers. I didn't know if I wanted the lines there or not. I wanted to see how puffy the border was without them. I decided they definitely needed the straight lines. I never had a class on marking quilts, this is what I've come up with on my own. On my March 12th post, I talk about the pencils I use to mark the quilt. I hope this helps you.

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  2. you are coming along nicely on the quilt and will be done before you know it. I assume if the border doesn't come out exactly like you want it to you stretch the design out slightly as you get closer to the corner? that is what I do.

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    1. I mark the border before I start quilting. I don't like surprises when I'm quilting.

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  3. I feel like my pics are much the same each time I post too on my hand quilting progress... your stitching is sooo lovely though! Soon you will be to the border and will wonder how it happened so fast though! lol Funny how it works :) Love your frame and how you can get pics all around it... mine is too heavy to move much! Kathi

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    1. My frame isn't too heavy to move but it is awkward and takes 2 people to move it. This is where it sits. Our TV is on a rolling stand so I can turn the TV around so I can watch it while I quilt.

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  4. Beautiful. I really need to get back to hand quilting my quilt.... poor thing is just sitting there in the corner. Love seeing this pretty blue and white quilt each week and your lovely stitches.

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    1. Try committing to quilting 15 minutes a day. You'll be surprised how often that 15 minutes turns into an hour.

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  5. This quilt is lovely...the colours, the piecing and the quilting. I love seeing it each week!

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    1. I'm glad people are enjoying my quilting journey. It seems like I show the same thing every week but the time has gone fast. It's exciting to be able to see the end of the quilt.

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  6. It will be finished before you know it. Lovely!

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  7. I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who has had to whip stitch a little bit of batting on because the batting ran out before the quiilt did! :). It just happened to me on the quilt I'm finishing now and I was so frustrated because I was sure I had eveything centered and straight! Anyway, your quilting is beautiful, and I know it's a good feeling to be able to see the end!

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  8. I love seeing the photos of your quilt in the frame!
    Enjoy your quilting today!

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  9. What a lovely quilt you are working on! Blue and white is so nice together. It will be nice to follow the progress on your quilt.

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  10. Beautiful quilt and gorgeous quilting!
    Carin K

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  11. You have been making wonderful progress on this. The quilting is beautiful

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  12. I too enjoy how you are so consistent and diligent about this one beautiful quilt. I have difficulty keeping my Attention Deficit on track! I always finish my projects but in a random order.....not the greatest plan! I just love it all, I guess. This one has inspired me. It is so tranquil......lovely work and blog! I look forward to it always...Carrolyn

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  13. Thank you very much for your participation this week at Show and Tell Monday !! Bambi hug

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  14. I'm glad you share your progress each week with Moving it Forward. I love seeing your quilting. It is beautiful.

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    1. Thank you and I appreciate you hosting a linky party every week.

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  15. Fabulous quilt and quilting!

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  16. Hi Gretchen,
    You are getting there - final border in sight. I agree with everyone else - the quilt and the quilting are just beautiful. You are doing a fabulous job. ~smile~
    Roseanne

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    1. Thank you. The quilting is going slowly now since summer is here, too much to do outside! But I find the hand quilting calming and relaxing.

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  17. Looks great! The quilting is gorgeous!

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  18. Your quilting is absolutely beautiful! And I love seeing your steady progress. I quilt with a big round hoop, and therefore don't get that feeling of accomplishment as I go along.

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    1. Thank you. Quilting frame or hoop, the important thing is the quilts are quilted!

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  19. this is absolutely stunning! Do you stand to do it? It looks like it is parallel to the floor

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    1. Thank you. I sit in a chair, the frame is a comfortable height for me, I can rest my right arm on the quilt as I quilt. I like it that the frame is adjustable.

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  20. This will be so amazing when it is finished. Blue and white is such a classic look, so this will be an heirloom piece when it is finished. Thanks for linking to Sew, Stitch, Snap, Share.

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  21. Your quilt is stunning! So glad you're sharing your jouney.

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