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Hand quilters of all skill levels, or just talk about hand quilting. All welcome to share ideas, comments, ideas and helpful hints.

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Comment by Carla on Thursday

I quilted a mariner's star in the white squares.  Suggested by Annette and Lynne showed me a pick of a mariner's star block that I used out of Block Base.

Comment by Lynne on Tuesday

Congrats, Carla!!!

Comment by handstitcher/IL on Tuesday

Beautiful, Carla! How did you decide to quilt the open squares? 

Comment by Janet/MO on Tuesday

Congratulations Carla.  It is beautiful.

Comment by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on February 18, 2018 at 6:43pm

Carla - Close enough for a Valentine's finish!  :)  It is lovely.  

Comment by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on February 18, 2018 at 6:30pm

Congrats!

Comment by Carla on February 18, 2018 at 6:18pm

Finished my Ocean Waves Quilt today! Whoo Hoo!  It's approximately 75x75 and took about six weeks to quilt.

Comment by handstitcher/IL on February 11, 2018 at 3:01pm

I agree, Carla! I'm quilting a vintage grandmother's flower garden and am loving the variation in the flowers. I recently bought a smaller piece of one from the 40s (?) that will be about baby quilt size when finished. I'm having to move a few flowers to even it out and sewed a few more from vintage fabrics. Very fun. I'm on a real vintage roll these days. Have to stop checking out the flea markets and antique stores!

Comment by Carla on January 30, 2018 at 7:58am

Well, I found piecing a red and white a bit boring but quilting it is fun. I guess it made me realize that I really do love scrappy quilts when it comes to pieces. Seeing how the fabrics play off one another in each block really brings me joy!

Comment by AnnetteJ on January 28, 2018 at 8:12am

I did that on an Irish Chain because I though simple was good.  It wasn't.  It was boring.  LOL now in retrospect that's probably why it took next year's to complete!

I've just sandwiched a quilt that I made just to use up some if my repros and am debating whether or not to handquilt it.  I need to think about this for a bit longer.  I don't want to commit myself to handquilting yet.  At least not until I finish another top.  One chore at a time.  When the temperature drops to -20C, I always want to handquilt.

 

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