Sunday, November 11, 2018

Quilting & Lucy

Last week was the 5th week of quilting the Pastor's Attic quilt and I made it to the end of this row.

When I'm not quilting, I cover the quilt with the striped cloth on the back.


Last week I showed the quilting design between the applique blocks. Now here is the quilting in the applique.


Second Block


Third Block. The pin is to show how high I've quilted.


Fourth Block


Stencil in between 4th and 5th blocks



Fifth block - This block took the longest of them all so far. Those spaces in the vase took awhile.

The hearts in the corner stencil show nicely.


And the left side border.

None of these pictures were  cropped. I had trouble downloading the pictures and was very happy they didn't end up in cyberspace again!


I also EPP'd a different section of Lucy. I need seven sections like this one. This is very a slow project. I'm so glad I decided not to make a whole quilt, I'd rather be hand quilting!

Linking to Kathy's Slow Sunday Stitching, 
Show & Tell Monday With BambiMonday MakingDesign Wall MondayBOM's AwayMoving It Forward

20 comments:

  1. I love your applique quilt. I'm still a long way from getting to the quilting on mine, but I'm considering a plain diamond background after seeing how nice yours looks.

    And I hear you on "Lucy". I had grand plans at first, but I think she's going to end up as a 9 block table topper!

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    1. A nine block table topper is larger than mine is going to be. Mine is going to be 6 blocks.

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  2. I like basting up the EPP pieces, but whipping them together is tedious to me, so I completely understand!! :)

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    1. I don't mind whipping them together, I just didn't get excited about the project. I've made 2 other large EPP projects and those I really enjoy because I was excited!

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  3. I made Lucy but it stretched out over a year or more while I made other things - I didn't EPP that one though but used regular hand piecing which I enjoy a lot more. I never cover the quilt on the quilting frame and it seems to do just fine - what is the reason behind you doing that - a very sunny room?

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    1. This protect from the sunshine coming in the south and west windows, also from any dust. I have grandchildren who like to play while I'm quilting. The cloth also protects from any grandchildren if they should decide to drive their tractors on the quilt when I'm not looking.

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  4. There is nothing better than to quilt an appliqued quilt! Your photos remind me how much fun I had quilting Baltimore Garden. Your stitches are so beautiful and really are bringing your quilt to life! Gorgeous!

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  5. Your applique stitching is so beautiful! Do you ever quilt over the applique, or do you usually quilt around it?

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    1. On this quilt I'm just quilting around the edges of the applique. But I will stitch on top of the applique when there is a circle in the center. Thanks for stopping by.

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  6. Beautiful work. I wish I had the patience to hand quilt.

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  7. Your quilting designs really inspire me, Gretchen, your work is just beautiful!

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  8. Your hand quilting looks so lovely.This is going to become a treasure.

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  9. What a wonderful job you are doing with the hand quilting! I'm thinking of setting up my frame this week. I have so many quilts to quilt, and if I have the frame out, I think I'll actually sit and quilt. Otherwise, I sit and piece, and then just have more quilts waiting for needle, thimble and thread!

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  10. EPP may not be your favorite work, but you sure do a superb job with it. Great progress with your quilting - it's moving right along!

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  11. Beautiful quilting! Love your appliqué too

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  12. LOVE the quilting. The blocks are JUST GORGEOUS!

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  13. Your quilting designs are wonderful. An heirloom quilt in the making for sure.

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  14. Love the choices you've made for the hand-quilting. It's truly beautiful.

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  15. Thank you for your inspiration and link to Show and Tell Monday / Bambi

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  16. You hand quilting is lovely. I haven't done any of that in a very long time.

    I love hand work and try to always have some for when I travel. English paper piecing is the exception. For some reason I really don't like to do it.

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