Wednesday, December 15, 2010

crosshatching

I've been quilting away on this applique quilt in the evenings. I finished the center going one way and now I am going back the other way. Progress is slow but it's still progress.
I know I will do something different in the borders. Something with feathers I think :0) I really enjoyed quilting the feathers on my 9 patch quilt. I'm not looking forward to quilting the hst border - it's thick with seams but will need something I think.
I got some excellent new books for my birthday on the weekend. My Mom and DH know what I like to read. There are some gorgeous, unusual quilts in the West Virginia book and I must be disciplined and not start any new projects until I finish a few. :0)
Happy Quilting!!

14 comments:

Dixie said...

Oh goodness - your appliqued quilt is so gorgeous with the hand quilting it just takes my breath away. I'm thinking of summer days and yummy strawberry jam when I look at it. Just wonderful and such a beauty! So proud of you for keeping up your momentum on this one!

Happy belated birthday - the West Virginia book looks like it needs to jump on my wish list! Happy holidays!

Lori said...

Your quilting is looking wonderful and I'm sure whatever you decide to put in the border will be beautiful as well.

Ah, the books look good too!!

Kathie said...

the quilting is beautiful, the West Virigina book is one of my favorites!
oh I can't wait to see what you want to make from it
Kathie
happy birthday :)

Crispy said...

Your hand quilting is stunning!! I know how much work goes into that cross hatching and I LOVE that you are tossing in a few floral motifs too. This is going to be such a beautiful quilt!!

Happy Belated Birthday!!!

Crispy

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous hand quilting on a beautiful quilt. New books are so inspiring.

Barb said...

What a fabulous quilt you are making!

Carrie P. said...

Happy Belated Birthday. Looks like some very nice books to read.
I want to be a hand quilter like you when I grow up. lol Great work.

LC said...

Awesome quilting, Janet! Thanks for the good close-up... can almost count your stitches.

Ann Champion said...

Your quilting is beautiful! This quilt is going to be spectacular. :)

Meredith said...

Happy Birthday! I love your hand quilting!

Barb said...

happy belated!
Your quilting is gorgeous! I love cross hatch quilting, its probably my favorite. I'm sure you'll come up with a good plan for the borders.
your stitches are lovely.

Quiltbenaco said...

Prima di tutto auguri,
poi bellissimo il tuo lavoro, mi piace molto
belli i regali ricevuti...
Ciao

Rose Marie said...

Your hand quilting is wonderful!!!!

libbyquilter said...

a beautiful quilt and i love the sight of hand quilting~!!~

:-)
libbyQ