Sunday, September 20, 2020

Slow Hand Quilting & Applique

I quilted across the vintage Boston Commons quilt this week. 



The white background fabric isn't perfectly flat but it is quilting nicely. Do you see my whoops in this picture? Apparently I ran out of thread then forgot to finish that one feather. The feather has been quilted and I rolled.



Last summer (2019) Kevin hosted a mystery sew along called Simply Sensational Summer Scrap Quilt. His pattern is very similar to the design of this quilt.

I did not finish the applique for the center of my blue Stars Around the Garden but I did make progress. I should get it finished it this week.

23 comments:

Design Originals by KC said...

Gretchen, I am loving seeing your quick progress on Vintage Boston Commons... I also am loving watching your beautiful applique ! I enjoy embroidery more than applique I think. But then I am not as patient with applique as you are! lol Kathi

Kim said...

Just beautiful; both the quilting on Vintage Boston Commons and your pretty blue applique flowers!

CathieJ said...

I love watching your progress on Vintage Boston Commons. So glad you caught the quilting miss before your rolled. Love the applique.

Deb A said...

Beautiful quilting and love the beautiful applique in blues.

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

your quilting hides all the ruffles you had in that quilt top really well, it is going to make a really nice finish

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

Your Boston Commons is just beautiful! Your hand quilting is so beautiful! What a striking Medallion for SAG! Absolutely striking and those blue blocks with the yellow will just blend beautifully! Hugs

Sylvia@Treadlestitches said...

Your quilting is working miracles with this vintage top. Thanks for showing us your progress!

The Cozy Quilter said...

I love seeing g your quilting and appliqué project...simply divine hand stitching!

nwpaintedlady said...

Everything is coming along so beautifully. That Blue Stars Around the Garden is wonderful...I love it. Beautiful work :)

Karrin Hurd said...

Great progress in your beautiful quilting and the appliqué project!

Sherrie said...

Hi,
Great job this time around...progressing nicely.
Love the Stars Around the Garden...have a great day!

Julierose said...

Oh your Boston Commons piece is just so lovely--beautiful quilting on it...
the blue flower piece is gorgeous...nice works in progress Hugs, Julierose

Db said...

Beautiful and beautiful! I’m always in awe of how much you get done.

K Reeves said...

Just beautiful Gretchen, the quilting, the applique, I love your color selections!

stitchingirlblog.wordpress.com said...

Wow! You sure got a lot of quilting done! It looks so pretty.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

I can't wait to see the Boston Commons off the frame. You are working miracles. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

Sarah said...

This quilt is looking amazing and I studied each picture looking for the whoops! I still couldn't see it but boy your quilting is beautiful. Very pretty blue flower appliqué too.

AnnieO said...

Lovely hand quilting--a skill I do not have! Scrappy quilts are best in my book :)

PaintedThread said...

Beautiful quilting. I love the applique, too.

Robin said...

I never tire of seeing your progress on hand quilting. So lovely.

The Crafty Creek said...

Beautiful quilting, it's stunning.

Rebecca Grace said...

GOSH, your applique is beautiful, Gretchen! Your hand quilting, too. You can easily go back and fix that missing feather, can't you? Is it a simple thing to roll back to that area on a hand quilting frame, or will it be easier to add that missing feather in a hoop after the rest of the quilting has been completed?

Gretchen Weaver said...

There was no problem quilting the missed feather, it was on the edge of the roll. If it were deeper into the roll, I would have unrolled and quilted it. It is hard to find missed spots when the quilt is out of the frame. Thanks for commenting!