Sunday, March 24, 2019

Another Week, Another Row

Another week of hand quilting and this section of the Pastor's Attic quilt is quilted.

I quilted across the row I started a week ago and here are the pictures.

Block 1. There are a lot of in and out curves on this block but it was fun to quilt and didn't take as long as it looks.

Block 2. This block quilted fast!

Block 3. More details to be quilted around on this block but there weren't any tiny circles.

I also quilted the left side border but it's all triangles. You can see it above in the long picture.

I've rolled, the seam line is the start of the top border. I estimate there is at least 5 weeks of quilting before this quilt is finished.

The Amaryllis went crazy this year, I've never had blooms like this before. This white Amaryllis had 3 flower stalks. The first 2 both bloomed at the same time. Now stalk 3 is blooming and these are the very last Amaryllis flowers of winter. 

If you're wondering why there is a plastic spoon stuck in the pot, I'm going to try to keep track of the colors this year so I know for next winter. We'll see how that goes.


Don't they look like Easter lilies? 

22 comments:

Birthe Marie said...

I am so impressed and full of admiration for your beautiful hand quilting. It's so beautiful!
Your Amaryllus is also amazing. Here they bloom once and I do not get to care for them right.
Happy stitching! :-)

Kathy S. said...

Wow! What a beautiful, productive week. It will be done before you know it now.

Design Originals by KC said...

I just love to ogle your hand stitching ... you get such excellent pics... and your Amaryllis loves how you treat it I think... LOVELY!!! Kathi

Joy said...

Love your quilting. How do you keep your under fingers from getting sore when quilting so much?

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

your quilting is wonderfully done - I know how much work it is to do this! you have lots of hours in

Deb A said...

Absolutely beautiful!

K Reeves said...

Gretchen, you will have this one finished before spring is too far gone! How do you mark your grids? I am thinking about something like this for the border of Stars Over Baltimore, and I'm curious how you do it. I can't see any marked lines in the photos. Gorgeous work as always!

Quilter Kathy said...

You are surrounded by great beauty in your lilies and your quilting!
So exciting to roll the quilt to the border!

Karrin Hurd said...

I love seeing your stitching, always gorgeous!

Gretchen Weaver said...

I started with a 1" diamond stencil then used a ruler and Paper Mate Sharpwriter #2 pencil. I mark very lightly, that's why the lines don't show in the pictures. Sometimes they don't show on the quilt either when I'm quilting so I need to remark some of the lines. I don't want to get too excited about the top border being this close, I don't want my quilting stitches to get longer in my hurry to finish.

Robin said...

You are a real trooper! Such an ambitious project shows how dedicated you are. You do lovely work.

Sue said...

Gosh Gretchen I just love your quilting. I must look up a beginning post to see what you said about the quilt marking so you dont have to repeat yourself!

Db said...

Gorgeous!!!😍

CathieJ said...

Your amaryllis are gorgeous. I think that spoon is an ingenious way to keep track of the colors. Your quilting is so pretty. Yes, going around all those parts looks like it takes quite a long time despite your statement to the contrary.

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

Gretchen you are on the last leg of this quilt. Looks beautiful. I love those flowers!

Lynette said...

Hi, Gretchen - is it difficult to change quilting direction as you move around curves and such? I just realized how very different hand quilting is from the hand applique that I love working on every night in that regard. I never even thought about directionality. For my work, I just rotate the piece around as I'm working, but with quilting you can't do that.

Bonnie said...

WOW! the end is in sight. I know you must spend hours every week on this quilting. But, when it's done...magnifico!

Gretchen Weaver said...

The end of my fingers are used to it, they have callouses on them. They do hurt sometimes if I quilt more than normal so I try to stick to the same routine.

loraine everard said...

So enjoying watching your progress on your lovely quilt! I have just started handquilting an appliqued circle of tulips quilt. I loved doing the applique, and now I am enjoying the quilting, but I guess it will take me a long time, I am not very speedy, and like to take my time, and enjoy every stitch. I work in a busy school kitchen, and am on my feet all day, so I so enjoy relaxing with my quilting at night! You have given me a benchmark to aim for. People always ask how long something took to quilt, and I never have any idea. I guess that's the great thing with a blog! Best wishes from Loraine in the North of England.x

Gretchen Weaver said...

You have a very busy job. I'm so glad you're able to relax in the evenings with your quilting. Quilting isn't a race, slow and steady gets it done! Happy Stitching!

Cathy said...

I'm in awe of your hand quilting. And I'm inspired.

Marge Gray said...

Can you hear me laughing?? I quickly grabbed a note pad and pencil to write down the type of marking you do on your quilts, while I am writing it down, looked at what I was writing with... Yeah you guessed it the same pencil you mentioned Papermate Sharpwriter #2 pencil which I use all the time for everything. Still laughing. Marge