Friday, 18 October 2013

Fifteen Inches

(I am looking forward to comments from certain individuals for that blog title. Just saying.)

But what I am really talking about measuring here is how much of the hand quilting I have done on my Stitch Tease quilt. Today I hit the 15" mark. As the quilt measures 60" x 80" and I am stitching lengthwise this means I have now done 25% of the stitching. There's still a long way to go but it is a milestone none the less.


I don't do prolonged bouts of stitching on this quilt. And in the heat of the wonderful summer we I had did not do one little bit. Now I pick it up when I have the time and the inclination and find that is slowly building up those rows of stitching.

I still love the way the different colours of perle that I use play a game of hide and seek depending on the fabric they are stitching over. And I love the texture this stitching is adding to the quilt.


When it is done, eventually, I think that this will be one of my most favourite quilts.

Susan

48 comments:

  1. Looking good, keep going! I wish I had the patience for hand quilting, it will be superb when it's finished.

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  2. So many wonderful colours in your quilting - she's beautiful.

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  3. Great quilting Susan...like your title too...lol

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  4. It will be lovely & a pleasure to use

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  5. So you do not want me to motivate you? It looks gorgeous. You are the hand stitching queen. I swore I will never ever do it again on a huge quilt!

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  6. Looks lovely! I have bought some perle & intend to have a go on a baby quilt I am making.
    Maybe.
    I might hold off until it's a quilt for me. LOL
    L x

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  7. Looking GOOD, Susan! It's almost motivating me to remove my hand quilting project from that corner it's been hiding in for the last while...

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  8. Your hand quilting is beautiful and inspirational! I just finished my first experiment with hand stitching on a little pillow, OK but not great. Then I found your tutorial...yeah! I am going to get some pretty perle cotton and try again! Thanks!

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  9. Looks amazing, I bet the texture's great too with so much hand stitching. (bet you're surprised that you got to comment no. 10 without anyone bring smutty!)

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  10. Oh boo, now I feel like I should hand quilt my next quilt..though I'm not sure I enjoy it enough!
    ps. no rude comments yet...now if you'd said 10 inch...

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  11. It looks great and I am sure is a labour of love.

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  12. Your quilt and quilt looks gorgeous. I love hand quilting with perle. Definitely worth the effort.

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  13. It looks great. I love your idea of using different colors. What will you do in the white stars?

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  14. I refuse to be predictable, dammit!
    Love the stitching :-D

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  15. So beautiful! I adore through different colours! Good winter project :-)

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  16. I love the quilt and the quilting, but most of all:
    I admire your patience!

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  20. I love the big stitch affect here. I'd only recently realized how pretty the hand quilting options can be.

    That's dedication to hand quilt it so densely!

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  22. I love the big stitch affect here. I'd only recently realized how pretty the hand quilting options can be.

    That's dedication to hand quilt it so densely!

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  23. I love the big stitch affect here. I'd only recently realized how pretty the hand quilting options can be.

    That's dedication to hand quilt it so densely!

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  24. I love the big stitch affect here. I'd only recently realized how pretty the hand quilting options can be.

    That's dedication to hand quilt it so densely!

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  25. I love the big stitch affect here. I'd only recently realized how pretty the hand quilting options can be.

    That's dedication to hand quilt it so densely!

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  27. I love the big stitch affect here. I'd only recently realized how pretty the hand quilting options can be.

    That's dedication to hand quilt it so densely!

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  28. Do you think that in truth Sheryl wanted to talk fifteen inches but kept chick ending out at the last minute?

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  29. Easily amused this afternoon and still chuckling at little island's comment re Sheryl.
    That is truly dedicated hand stitching! But I bet the big reveal will (eventually) be a cracker!

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  30. Well i opened that blog post with trepidation, being such a delicate lady I was worried about the content, but i have to say, that's the prettiest 15 inches i've seen in a while! ;o)

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  31. Fabulous! I love the intensive hand stitching and wish I had the patience to stitch a whole quilt that way! It's going to be stunning!
    R x

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  32. Well 15" is never a reality really, is it? ;o) Looking good in multicolours though...

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  33. Wow!
    I love this so so much; no filthy comments from me xxx

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  34. Oh, Susan! You're doing it again! Beautiful x

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  35. I love it. You know I love dense lines of quilting and handstitching them is fantastic.

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  36. It looks so beautiful - love all of the different colours!

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  37. Absolutely stunning, Susan!

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  38. It's already stunning...keep going!

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  39. Do you mark your lines or eyeball it? Do you use a hoop?

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  40. Hurry, hurry and finish. I want to see it. And as a mom of boys, you know my mind went staright to the gutter with that title.

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  41. Oh this is going to be wonderful and so so worth the time invested! X

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  42. Such an investment of time...but oh so worth it! It's going to be fab!!!

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