Sunday, November 22, 2020

Applique & Hand Quilting

 I was determined to make progress on my hand projects this week and I did!

First the hand quilting. I binged watched season 4 of the Crown last Sunday then finished the last  couple episodes the next day. I quilted all the way across the quilt. I originally thought this would take longer because of all the detail around the animals, but all the drama kept me alert.




Another corner of blue Stars Around the Garden has been appliqued, I'm picking up speed with the applique. 


After the applique is finished, I will mark the quilting. Blue stars is the next quilt in the hand quilting frame.


I noticed these birds in these trees last week. They were really singing away.

This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piecers to share and motivate one another. We post every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another.  If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below.

KathyMargaretDebNanetteSharonKarrinGretchenDaisyConnieMonica and Sherrie

Linking to Patchwork & QuiltsKathy's Slow Sunday Stitching, Oh Scrap, Show & Tell Monday, Monday Making, Design Wall MondayBOM's Away, To Do Tuesday

25 comments:

  1. Your sewing is looking lovely it's great when things come together as planned. I have been watching the Crown too, I have one episode left to see and I'll watch it this evening. Have a lovely Sunday.

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  2. I sure admire your handquilting. All three of my hand quilting frames are in the garage! Shame on me.

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  3. I love how you are quilting that panel quilt... it will be so special when completed :) Have a happy stitching week friend :) Kathi

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  4. You have done a whole lot of quilting. Your applique is very pretty.

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  5. I can just imagine the chorus of those birds singing! You were determined, weren't you. More beautiful quilting. Love those waves and oh wow, the outline quilting on the animals is fabulous. One corner finished on Blue Stars Around the Garden finished. Well done! The applique is beautiful.

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  6. Your stitching on the crib quilt is perfect! What a pretty picture of the birds in the tree. I bet the sound was just as pretty. Beautiful applique as always, Gretchen.

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  7. Sometimes watching TV goes along with hand work well. Looking good!

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  8. Good morning, Gretchen! Oh, I've been wanting to see The Crown but don't have Netflix. I think I'll have to give in and stream it. Four seasons! That sounds right up my alley. Beautiful quilting projects and the Noah's Ark animals are so fun. Thanks for linking up this week! ~smile~ Roseanne

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  9. I watched the first season of The Crown but couldn't get into it even though I do like to read the gossip of the royal family their life is not something I want to binge on lol. Love your stitching as always

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  10. I have been watching the Crown also. I saw the queen and Prince Philip on their golden jubilee tour in Canada 2002. Also, I saw Princess Margaret and Princess Anne at the Royal Show in England in 1996 when we celebrated our 25th anniversary in England.

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  11. Your hand quilting is wonderful on that crib quilt. You are making loads of progress!

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  12. Noah’s Ark is looking great, I love the added detail you are Able to achieve with your great hand quilting! I am looking forward to seeing Stars Around the Garden in the frame!

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  13. You do such lovely work, both the applique and the hand quilting. Wonder why all those birds were singing together--are they a community choir? Have a great week.

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  14. Gorgeous Work! Lucky child to receive Noah's Ark. Looking forward to seeing both finished.

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  15. Lovely work on the applique and quilting. I love that Noah's Ark piece!

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  16. Noah's Ark looks like it's really coming along, and your appliqued blocks, too! The Crown was definitely good for getting lots of hand-stitching done this week!

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  17. Noah's Ark is wonderful. Your stitching is perfect. I am watching The Crown too and stitching to that as well as reruns to Perry Mason :) Stars Around the Garden appliqué is lovely. You got a great shot of the birds in the tree. I was thinking that would make a great black and white quilted picture :)

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  18. The panel turned out so cute! The quilting really added charm. You work so quickly!!

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  19. You are making great progress. Thanks for linking up with Oh Scrap!

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  20. You are doing a great job with the pannel. I have never hand quilt, I am impressed how beautifully you are making each single stitch. Congratulations!
    I am also watching The Crown.

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  21. The quilting on the cot panel is lovely, it really makes the animals in the ark pop. I've never watched the crown but I will catch up with it one day. Apparently the royal family don't like the new series! Or maybe that's just hype to bring the viewing figers up!

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  22. Hi,
    Love your Flower applique...so pretty.
    Have a great day!

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  23. Nice to see progress on the little panel. It will be so cute when done. And, yea! More being done on the beautiful blue and yellow.

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  24. Lovely stitches! Your quilting, and appliqué are going very nicely.
    Thanks for sharing ;)

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