Wednesday, July 7, 2010

New

I finally found time to get my 4 block applique quilt basted! Yeah! I'm so very happy to have a new hand quilting project.
I also have a new hoop. It's a composite plastic 17" no-slip hoop. So far I really like it.
There is only one more new thing(s) that I need to really get going on this project - new calluses! I wore holes in my fingers the first time I worked on it. :0) I guess it's been too long since I last quilted by hand.
I'm not exactly sure what I'm going to do with the quilting - for now I am going to start with outlining the applique. I just LOVE this kind of quilting - it is SO much more relaxing than free motion quilting!
Happy Quilting!!

13 comments:

Aunt 'Reen said...

Your quilt is gorgeous!
I love your applique' work and quilting stitches.
Wishing you great success with the rest of your hand quilting!

Ann Champion said...

Your quilt is looking gorgeous!
Use super glue on your sore fingers. It helps you quilt until your callouses get built up. I store mine in the freezer..and use a dab as needed. You can't stop now..you're on a roll? ;)

Elizabeth said...

Your quilt is gorgeous! I love the colors! And the hand quilting is amazing. Beautiful job!

Janet said...

Your quilt is looking scrumptious and so are the lovely stitches. I'll have to try Ann's tip for my sore applique finger. What batting have you got in this one? I'm always interested to know.

Kathie said...

oh Janet i love the look of your quilting on this quilt
keep going!
I use Newskin, you put it on like nail polish
really helps my sore fingers from appliqué as well
you can buy it at the drug store or target type store or even the grocery store
Kathie

*karendianne. said...

Goodness these is simply irresistible. What more can I say? Oh I could say a lot but I'll leave it at that. Irresistible.

Crispy said...

Wow Beautiful Janet and your stitches are wonderful!! I agree this is the best kind of quilting. I put Neutogena hand cream on my fingers every night, it really helps to heal them. When they get too bad I take a day off from quilting....which is very sad LOL.

Crispy

CJ said...

I love your step 1 quilting.

You know, I'm setting something up for handquilting. I think I'm going to need lessons....

scottylover said...

That is so pretty! I love those colors together. Can't wait to see it finished!

Sandy A

Dixie said...

What a yummy quilt! Your applique is wonderful, your colors are beautiful, and the hand quilting sets it off just perfectly! You go girl!

Robin Hill Quilts~Eileen G. said...

Janet, your quilt is absolutely beautiful and your hand quilting is stunning~there is nothing like the look of a hand quilted quilt~
♥Eileen

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Oh it looks beautiful! I can't wait to see the progression on this one...I bet it will be stunning all hand quilted and all.

Carrie P. said...

so pretty! your quilting in impeccable.