Tuesday, December 4, 2012

13/25 blocks!

It is hard to capture quilting on camera, but I am delighted to tell you I have almost completed the hand quilting of block 13 of Beyond the Cherry Trees! Here are my most recent quilted blocks.
Lady with glasses

Stem in mid air




You are just going to have to believe me when I tell you it is lovely! The motifs in this quilt are making it so much more enjoyable for me to work on. I know I have a lot to go, but I can't think of that right now.

My blogging may slow down a little  since the holidays are upon us. Be sure to take time to enjoy this time of the year.



34 comments:

  1. this will be such a treasure when done.. you must be thrilled to have it almost completed

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  2. My philosophy is slow but steady and eventually it gets done. Great job!

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  3. I haven't seen this pattern before but I really like it! How awesome the motifs you are quilting around the applique! I have never tried this but will on a project soon!

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  4. Oh Lori it looks wonderful! so exciting your making great progress on it.

    keep going!

    kathie

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  5. This is going to be so beautiful and such an accomplishment!

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  6. Looking good! Did you see Barbara Brackman's recent post about applique quilts? She made mention of how little circles in vases continue to signify fruit in addition to circles on stems.

    I am left in the dust - hoping to make more progress after the holidays.

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  7. I'm astounded how lovely this is. Exactly the kind of quilt on my 'to do' list!

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  8. Your pics are great.....and it's totally obvious how lovely it is! It's going to be so beautiful when you finish!

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  9. Your hand quilting is lovely! I know I am going to take time to enjoy the season and hope you have a merry, merry Christmas too!

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  10. I can see enough to tell it is beautiful! The variety of quilting certainly makes it more interesting for you and the viewer. Enjoy the holidays!

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  11. I love revisiting these blocks with you. The quilted motifs are wonderful! Don't worry about finishing - just enjoy the stitching :0)

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  12. Isn't it a satisfying feeling to see such a project getting near completion? I can see the motifs here and there in the photos--they look great! (And the lady with the glasses makes me smile.)

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  13. It does look lovely! Can't wait to see it finished! The time taken isn't so bad if you aren't in a hurry (which it seems like I always am).

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  14. These are gorgeous blocks, Lori! Nice job on the hand quilting!

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  15. This is looking so good. I'm going to do the outline quilting like yours, usually I get right under the applique and I love your yours lookes, seems to be about a 1/16th to an 1/8th out from the applique?? My top made it to the marker in MD, whew, 1/2 the travel is over!

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  16. A quick glance at your blog post title read 1325 blocks which to me meant 1,325 blocks and I wondered what kind of quilt you were going to write about. A second read netted the 13/25 and now I understand. LOL! Every stitch gets you closer to the end and what a great finish it is going to be.

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  17. Lovely! Your quilting is making this quilt very special. Looking great!

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  18. Your progress is wonderful and so worth sharing with us. We love to see work in progress.

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  19. It just keeps getting better all the time. What a fantastic quilt.

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  20. Fabulous inspiration Lori! Thanks for the pictures. I could see a double line filler maybe switching directions each block? But the original shells would be nice too.
    Have a great holiday season.

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  21. glad you are enjoying the quilting - I don't have project this year - maybe the Jubilee will get pulled together after Christmas.

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  22. Looking soooo good! I love the little motifs!

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  23. Your quilt is looking lovely.

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  24. That's an amazing quilt. I love the motifs scattered around the blocks.

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  25. This is just beautiful Lori! Love the striking colors!

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  26. Your blocks and quilting are just stunning!

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  27. You are such a powerhouse of inspiration. Thank you for continuing to share your beautiful quilts with us. I keep coming back and am amazed at your unwavering enthusiasm.
    Much love,
    gabe in Oz

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  28. Another blogger shared the 'photo of quilting stitches' trick with me. Place your quilt where the light comes at it from the side. I lay mine over a chair that is almost perpendicular to my sliding glass door. Then take the photo with NO flash. It is amazing how the stitches show up.

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  29. Lori, You are an amazing woman! I am so delighted to have met you. Do you hand quilt using a frame? If so, what kind?

    d

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  30. You raided my stash!! We have the same tastes in fabrics as well as quilts. Beautiful quit, can't wait to see it all done.

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