Monday, January 30, 2017

handquilting progress


Good progress is being made on my Bird of Paradise quilt.  The parallel lines in the background are almost done. I have about 1/2 of one block left to do. 
 It was actually pretty fun to do. 
Here is where my hoop was this afternoon.  The sun came out briefly so it was a good opportunity to lay the quilt out for some pictures. 
It's hard to get the whole quilt in and still have the quilting show.  I can see some areas where more quilting is needed like the girls' skirts.  I want to add veins to a few leaves and there's a vase and a tablecloth needing more quilting too.  I didn't cut away behind the applique so I will likely procrastinate finishing those things until the end ... 
The border is next :0)  More outline quilting will come first.

Happy Quilting!!

15 comments:

Radka said...

It is beautiful!
xx

Ariane said...

This quilt is amazing!! Your quilting is gorgeous!!

Cissa K said...

Congratulations. It is beautiful.

Phyllis said...

So beautiful! I love your applique and your quilt stitches. The whole quilt is just wonderful <3.

Frog Quilter said...

Love the quilt love the hand quilting. Beautiful!

Barb said...

yay yay yay
I'm so happy to see how you are coming with the hand quilting on this beautiful quilt.
I looks gorgeous and the texture is perfect.
What a special heirloom quilt

Dawn said...

So pretty!
It won't be long now. The texture of your quilting adds to the beauty of the appliqué.

Barbara said...

What a masterpiece this is! Your work is exquisite.

Every Stitch said...

It's just wonderful Janet! love your quilting and so glad you enjoyed it. It'll be fun adding little bits extra to the skirt etc

Kurt Schindler said...


I wish I could hand quilt like you. Your quilt is lovely.

Charlotte

Kyle said...

So beautiful! How far apart are your parallel lines? What are you using to mark them?

Cheri said...

So Pretty! It is such a special quilt, enjoy every stitch.

audrey said...

Beautiful work! Your applique is always so wonderful looking and the quilting is fabulous.:)

Tina said...

This is beautiful! I can't wait to see your borders.

Lori said...

It's absolutely stunning! Nice work!