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Friday, January 12, 2018

A Friday Update

So I said I would show you what is going on with my Penny Sampler Quilt. I finished piecing it in December and got it pin basted. I am hand quilting it with big stitches in Pearl cotton size 12. There were just too many elements for me to wrap my head around doing it on the machine, even though it's faster that way. I mean, it took me 12 months to make, why rush the quilting.

 I took the quilt out back in the shade to try and get good shots of the stitching. I am using many different colors of Pearl Cotton. I am letting each section speak to me and trying to give it what it needs. I feel like so far, some success and some, not as much. But I am enjoying the process.


 Some are pretty easy to figure out, but others I keep looking at and I got nothing! It will come in time I hope. The steam on this cup is one of the ones I really like.
 Some stitching is hard to see with the camera. There is stitching around the petals in this flower block, but they don't show too much.


So pretty much that's it for now. I will be working on this for the next few days, and new machine sewing until our guest leaves next week. I hope you have a great weekend. Linking up with Amanda Jean at Crazy Mom Quilts. It's not a finish, but I am celebrating anyway.

4 comments:

  1. Your hand quilting is lovely! I especially like the steam coming from the teacup!

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    1. Thank you. I am trying to add some interesting elements to each section.

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  2. I think your hand quilting is definitely adding to your lovely quilt. The perle cotton looks great!
    Cheers, Karen
    http://sunburntquilts.com.au/

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    1. Thanks, Karen. I am really liking working with the Pearl cotton. And, the more I stitch, the better my stitches get.

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