Sunday, September 27, 2015

A bit of handquilting...

I'm trying to finish up a little "doll" quilt/miniature in time for the quilt show.  I love hand-quilting but the large quilts (like my Charleston Baskets) is a multi-year project!

I do find it interesting that while quilting it always looks better on the back...where you don't see the blue marker!

When it gets a soaking it will all go away until then I admire the wrong side of the quilt!

I was so excited to find the book from the Red and White exhibit waiting for me when I got home from Boston last week.  I had forgotten I pre-ordered it months ago!  This is a big, heavy book...not one to  read late at night in bed!  If you fall asleep it could fall over and break something!

This is what is up on my design wall right now.  I've been known to make special snacks for political debate nights (a bit of a political policy wonk) but this is as far as I let politics get into my quilting "zone!"  Though my husband says it isn't really fair and balance since the donkey is larger than the elephant...really, no political comment intended.  It just takes more blocks to make a donkey!

And yes, my sewing space is still in upheaval...lots of piles and still not enough space!  Well, if I just wiggle things a bit there is space...and if I just finish a few more of these tops!


Janet O. said...

Beautiful hand quilting.
Maybe that book should come with a warning about reading in bed. : )
Sounds like the politics at your house may be divided along similar lines as mine..
Wish I could come help you get your sewing space situated to your liking. Not that I have the organizing skills, I just like to see new spaces come together.

Vic in NH said...

I love the pretty fabrics in your sweet hand quilting project.I recognized at least one or two from my own stash, like that double pink. I hope that you will send out some of the tops hanging in your closet to a good longarmer, right?

Tonya Ricucci said...

my quilting NEVER looks better on the back - it's always much worse. love your little political blocks!