Wednesday, March 5, 2014

some handquilting, some circles

I thought I would post some progress of my Crowfoot quilt.  I have made good progress.  Last night I started quilting block #15 of 25.  There are wide borders on this project so I'm probably not even half way yet which is fine with me - many more happy hours ahead quilting on this one :0)
 The fabrics are busy and the quilting doesn't show very well in pictures.  I tried taking pictures in a few different lighting situations.
 What I really love is how the texture of this quilt feels and of course I can't take a picture of that :0)
 I think it will be lovely to sleep under - maybe next winter.

I laid out the first 9 blocks of my Circle Game quilt.  I bought this medium blue for one of the 2 setting fabrics.  Next my friend and I plan to piece these circles into their square setting pieces so we don't have to do them all at the end.  There are 16 blocks in the pattern.
Here is the block we worked on this week.  I think it's one of my favorites. 
 
I get to go on a quilting retreat this weekend.  I'm starting a new project and trying a new technique.  I can't wait!
Happy Quilting!!
 

13 comments:

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Retreat? I'm jealous! What I wouldn't give to be able to participate in a retreat! I love that.crowfoot quilt!

Every Stitch said...

Love the quilting - and it suits these blocks beautifully! The circles look lovely together- and the colours too. Enjoy your quilting retreat!

Kyle said...

Nothing can beat feeling the texture of hand quilting. Your quilt is lovely. Have an amazing productive weekend!

Kindred Quilts said...

I LOVE your Crowfoot quilt... love the scrappy block, and the gorgeous wide, blue sashing! Yum!
And your circle quilt... just wonderful! Have a great retreat... sew, sew, sew!!!

Dixie said...

Wow, love your progress on both of these quilts. They are wonderfully vintage looking!

Karyn said...

Nothing beats the textureof hand quilting! And your Circle Game blocks are looking so precise.

Emma said...

I love your circle quilt blocks set out like that.

Lori said...

Your hand quilting is lovely and that quilt is going to be a treasure!
Love your circle blocks and the blue is perfect!

Barb said...

Oh your quilting looks so wonderful! I love the texture.
It was great to see all the circles!
have fun at the retreat

desertskyquilts said...

The circles are really nice, but I LOVE the crowfoot quilt. The quilting shows up just fine.

Quilter Kathy said...

Your hand quilting looks divine and I love how you said that it's the texture that is so enticing and you can't capture that in a photo... so true!

LuAnn said...

I love this quilt.....the color and pattern...and your hand quilting is just gorgeous. The texture does show in your photos!

Carrie P. said...

Oh, your circle blocks are really so neat. So is your quilt. Just lovely.