Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Slow Quilting

 Here's the start of my cross hatching Beyond The Cherry Tree. The last time I showed this quilt I was contemplating clamshells but nixed that idea. I'm pretty happy with it so far although I wish I was faster.
I started with the center grapes block and will move my way around it. I'm almost done quilting the wreath on the right, then I'll move to the left of the grapes.

Have a great Wednesday!

40 comments:

  1. It looks amazing. I'm not surprised it is slow going though. More power to you!!

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  2. Beautiful! A few more snow storms you will have it almost done....

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  3. i think the cross hatch gives it a very vintage feel...more so than clamshells....looking good!

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  4. It looks wonderful!! I bet it feels marvelous as well!

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  5. It may be slow going, but oh boy, is it beautiful!

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  6. Gorgeous quilt with lots of surface texture. Yummy.

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  7. Nice! In my opinion, you can't go wrong with cross hatching!

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  8. Cross hatching looks wonderful on this, Lori. I think it was a great choice. I admire your stick-to-it-ness. I have a top I have been "planning" to hand quilt for a couple of years now. I can't even seem to get it basted. : )

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  9. I think cross hatching was the perfect choice for this quilt Lori - it lets the applique shine!

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  10. Such a fabulous quilt, Lori!! I can't believe you did all those teeny tiny cherries and grapes. EGAD

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  11. It's coming together beautifully! Just keep those fingers protected.

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  12. The crosshatching is perfect for this quilt!
    Did you mark the whole quilt first, or do you mark as you go?
    Would love to learn more about how to mark crosshatching.

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  13. It's absolutely stunning! Hand stitching might take time but it has a meditative quality that machines just can't match.

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  14. Looks great! Wonderful texture.

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  15. Loverly!!! One of my favorites of all time!!

    Blessings and hugs!

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  16. Aww!! It is just gorgeous. How tiny are the grapes in the cluster? They look miniscule. Beautiful.

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  17. Wow - that is beyond beautiful Lori! Well done. Haven't seen pictures of this quilt for a while and forgot how delightful it is.
    Hilda

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  18. Seems that you are making good progress. The quilt is just jaw dropping gorgeous. And getting better with every bit of quilting you finish.

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  19. The quilt is looking so beautiful and it's worth the time it takes to quilt it by hand. Enjoy the process.

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  20. Well worth it! It looks great. I am cutting grapes this afternoon. I still have 3 blocks to finish and all the borders, so you are way ahead. Keep up the good work.

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  21. There's something very timeless about cross-hatching. It looks wonderful!

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  22. I am going to be green with envy when you get this done. Well, maybe I already am.

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  23. Quilting always seems so slow, but your results are wonderful! Really going to be a lovely quilt!

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  24. Another heirloom quilt in the making. It is lovely.

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  25. It really looks lovely! Definitely an " I want to sleep under it" quilt! You can trust me :)

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  26. beautiful~!!
    i love your quilting choice on this piece~!

    :-)
    libbyQ

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  27. Definitely labor intensive, and definitely a wonderful choice for your quilting design.
    It's going to be a classic, treasured part of your collection, Lori.

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  28. I think you were right to do the cross hatching--it's going to be beautiful!

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  29. It's looking gorgeous, Lori! I do so love the look of hand quilting.

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  30. I think you made the right decision going with the cross-hatch quilting.. it looks fantastic! you're going to end up with another stunning quilt to add to your wonderful quilt collection :))) cheers... Marian

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  31. I think cross hatching looks awesome in hand quilting and will really suit the quilt

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  32. This is lovely! It seems to already have the wonderful crinkly texture of a washed quilt.

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  33. AH I just my inspiration for the week ....this is gorgeous! :)

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