Sunday, April 3, 2022

Welsh Beauty

Before I left for Phoenix, I quilted a 6" swath across the center of Welsh Beauty, I'm on the downward path to the finish! It took me 7 months to get to the center of the quilt, 7 more months would be sometime in December. Maybe I'll have this quilt finished this year!

Here are pictures of my progress from the left side of the quilt to the right side.








As usual, here is a link to the first post about Welsh Beauty.

27 comments:

Sarah said...

You can't hurry this kind of quilting I guess! It is beautiful.

Angela said...

How exciting to be on the last half of the quilt! It is stunning!

maggie fellow said...

so very pretty

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

what size is this quilt and are your lines a half inch apart or an inch

Jill said...

Gorgeous work. Enjoy the process!

Robin said...

7 months. . . I didn't realize it had been that long. But, as a hand quilter myself I know to do it right it will take lots of time. The quilt (and hand quilting) are beautiful

Gretchen Weaver said...

This is a queen sized quilt, 90 by 108. The cross hatching lines are 3/4" apart. If I only worked on this quilt, it would make faster progress but I enjoy applique and sewing also.

Ivani said...

Half way to the finish and it is gorgeous, Gretchen.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Beautiful stitching, Gretchen! The time it takes will be worth it!

Karrin Hurd said...

Welsh Beauty is gorgeous! Love seeing your progress!

Jenny said...

Half way there, way to go!

CathieJ said...

It doesn't feel like 7 months that I have been enjoying your progress on this piece. It makes me realize just how much time beauty takes to achieve. I just ordered a small whole cloth to work on. I figure I should try something small to see if I like working on it.

Kim said...

So, so many quilting stitches already stitched in your Welsh Beauty; and so, so many more quilting stitches to be stitched. For once, I am in a hurry for Christmas to come, just to see Welsh Beauty in all her finished glory.

Melisa- pinkernpunkinquilting said...

Welsh Beauty is a stunner so far, Gretchen. I look forward to seeing the big reveal in the future. I have no doubt you will have it completed by December.

Gretchen Weaver said...

I'm definitely not in a hurry for Christmas, I want to enjoy spring, summer and autumn! Quilting is just something that can't be rushed.

Gretchen Weaver said...

You are wise to start with a small project. I have a whole cloth crib quilt that needs to be hand quilted. That project is going to wait quite awhile.

Design Originals by KC said...

That 6” swath is fantastic!!! I love the poofy nature of your batting and stitching too! Strong work Gretchen!!
Kathi

Kate said...

Definitely a labor of love, but it's going to be so worth it!

Ray and Jeanne said...

I love watching your progress and seeing your gorgeous quilting. ~Jeanne

Sara said...

Your hand quilting is just gorgeous!!! It will be SO worth the time invested.

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

Beautiful work Gretchen and so glad that you had a great visit in Phoenix! Retreat coming up! Hugs

Rebecca Grace said...

This is going to be spectacular and you should savor every stitch of it. I completely understand the need to alternate between other types of sewing so you don’t get bored and never finish at all.

Quilting Gail said...

absolutely gorgeous!!! This quilt will be fantastic when it's finished!

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Judy Hansen said...

Hi Gretchen,
I love the little curl that is in the feathers. Your work is such an inspiration to all of us. Thank you. Hugs, Judy

Kat said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

LJ said...

Ahhhhh...I can only sigh. What lovely work.