Sunday, October 17, 2021

More Welsh Beauty

A lot has been completed on Welsh Beauty since it's my sole focus for hand work.

When I'm quilting, I like to quilt the cross hatching in an area first then fill in with the blue thread. It's just my preference.



The above picture is the right corner. 

I've quilted 5 of the swags.


I get so much pleasure watching the quilting design come to life. You can see the stencil marked on the fabric but quilting adds such depth.

21 comments:

Kim said...

I get so much pleasure visiting you, Gretchen, and seeing your exquisite hand quilting each time! 'Tis truly sublime!

Sarah said...

Your quilting is so beautiful, I can understand why it gives you such pleasure! Love your finished Lady Jane flimsy, matching the border must have been a real task but it looks amazing!

CathieJ said...

Oh my, watching your progress makes me want to complete more hand quilting. I love the dimension of those swags in juxtaposition to the cross-hatching.

Little Quiltsong said...

Such beautiful work! I always enjoy 'visiting' and seeing what you are up to - and the progress of your quilts and quilting!

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

this is a lovely work of art - but I bet you are glad you didn't have to be the one marking that design! I know I would mess it up and have to keep redoing it.

Design Originals by KC said...

I love how your Welch beauty is coming all by!!! It looks sew awesome Gretchen!!!
Kathi

Frédérique said...

Such a piece of art! I love to see your progress, it's a fabulous quilt Gretchen!
Thank you for sharing your hand quilting and linking up with Patchwork & Quilts ;)

Nancy said...

Beautiful! What a treasure this will be. It's interesting to see how the thread overtakes the puffiness of the batting (something we probably all see as we hand quilt, but something that is more evident on a white quilt, I think). Will you use this quilt on a bed when it's finished?

Jenny said...

Your quilting, as always, is perfection. I always enjoy reading about all your gorgeous projects,

mereth said...

It's so satisfying seeing that beautiful quilting progress and watching it tame the puffiness ahead of the stitches. It's many years since I hand quilted and many more since I used a floor frame, but your project is making me nostalgic

Ivani said...

Beautiful, wonderful, gorgeous, you are a professional!!!

Pamela Arbour said...

Your handwork is beautiful. Thanks for sharing. I like to see your progress.

Julierose said...

I love how the cross hatch quilting makes the flowers and feathers pop out so well;)) this is just gorgeous work -- it must be so rewarding watching it come to life...
hugs, Julierose

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

Another Heirloom - as usual beautiful hand quilting!

Birthe Marie said...

Your hand quilting is as usual very special, so wonderfully beautiful!

Preeti said...

She is an exquisite beauty or shall I say - a bonnie lass?

K Reeves said...

Splendid progress Gretchen, you are inspiring me to get to that border!

Allison said...

Beautiful quilting. Love the texture it is creating. What batting and threads are you using?

QuiltGranma said...

This is going to be fantastic! I love watching the progress of your quilting.

dq said...

Wonderful to see hand quilting still happening out there! YOur work is divine!

Chookyblue...... said...

Like you say I too love seeing this come to life......