Monday, March 30, 2015

Beyond the Cherry Tree-Slow Going

 I knew It was going to be slow handquilting this 100x100 quilt and I was right. I brought it out when the weather cooled, probably about November, got a few stitches in, then put it away because of Thanksgiving company, then Christmas, then superbowl..........I ran out of other hand work and brought it back downstairs this weekend.
 I stitched around all the applique first, except for the border; that was a little daunting and I wanted to get going on the motifs. So the motifs were next. It was great that Gay added those into the pattern.
 Then crosshatching- 1 1/2". I've got a few blocks 100% complete.

 It was when I got to this block that I switched from hand applique to machine applique. 50+ fiddly leaves- nope.
The pineapples were hand appliqued. I'm using my frixion pen to mark my quilting lines. You can see a few motifs in this photo.

I'm hoping to keep plugging away one stitch at a time.
For information on this quilt go HERE. It wasn't working when I tried to add the link.
It is http://sentimentalstitches.net/ and the quilt is called Beyond the Cherry Tree

Happy Monday.

46 comments:

  1. Fabulous work Lori. Keep plugging away, we're all behind you and many of us plugging away at our own hand work, so you're not alone!
    I look forward to watching your progress.

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  2. This quilt is stunning. It may takes ages to quilt, but think of the years of enjoyment you will get from it once it's done. It will make all those tiny stitches worth it. You're doing an amazing job! I did giggle at the...fiddly leaves, nope! Too funny!

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  3. Hand piecing is labor intense, to be sure. Your work here is gorgeous and makes me think I need to get back to the one I've had in the frame for 2-3 years. It's close to being finished - so close, in fact, that I ought to have finished it by now.

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  4. Congratulations Lori, your quilt is awesome and you're very talented.....
    Bravo !

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  5. I enjoy seeing this quilt each time you post about it. It is hard to take time for hand quilting when there are so many other stitching projects beckoning. I have just the border on a small quilt to finish hand quilting and have not taken time to do it.

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  6. Beautiful quilt! Thanks for posting the pictures of your process...what is your basting process? I've tried different ones...did you use a basting frame?
    Terri in Texas

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    1. Terri, you are no reply, so I hope you check here. I had a long armer baste this for me because of the size.

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  7. Your quilt is gorgeous and there's no rushing the beauty of handquilting.

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  8. I LOVE looking over your shoulder while you work away on this quilt! It is MAGNIFICENT!! Your work is nothing short of amazing!

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  9. Beautiful quilt! Handquilting is just so wonderful, no rush is there? Love to see more of this in the future!

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  10. Well, it may be slow going, but it surely like it is worth it. It is simply beautiful! Happy quilting.

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  11. oooooh Lori, It's just gorgeous! And I think the cross hatching is the way to go! cheers!

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  12. Still slowly moving along with the quilting on mine too - when dealing with this large of a quilt I guess we keep at it stitch by stitch...yours is wonderful and I admire the fact that you are incorporating the original design motifs.

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  13. It is so very beautiful!! I always enjoy seeing an update on this quilt. Just keep going and you'll get to a finish :0)

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  14. So beautiful Lori, you amaze me at how quickly you progress! I'm a slow Poke! Do your finger tips get sore from pulling the needle through?

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  15. This is a true heirloom, Lori. My brain can't even comprehend what it has taken to put this together. Stunning!

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  16. It's looking fabulous, Lori -- Hang in there!

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  17. It's a beautiful quilt and will be more so with your lovely stitching.:) Every stitch is a bit closer to a finish!

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  18. Oh this quilt takes my breath away! The pattern is beautiful and your work is amazing!

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  19. It's beautiful! I only have 9 blocks made )-:

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  20. So gorgeous Lori! It is so worth the time hand quilting - and you are doing it beautifully!

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  21. I just love this quilt. Maybe one day I'll buy the pattern and make it. When I've finished everything else I have started.....:-)

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  22. felicidades!!!
    es maravilloso, me gusta
    saludos

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  23. You are an amazing quilter! You WILL get it done!

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  24. I love every time you share this beauty. Keep at it, and it will get done!

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  25. Slow and steady is the way to go and get things done. Beautiful quilt!

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  26. It's worth the effort. The small unique motifs are delightful.

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  27. All I can say is WOW!!! How very beautiful and inspiring!

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  28. Lori, it's so good to see your quilt again. I am loving your "hand" quilting on it. It's gorgeous. Keep it up and it will be done in no time at all.

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  29. I cannot get enough of looking at this quilt. I have 6 blocks complete and a whole bunch on the go. You have inspired me beyond imagination. Keep posting your progress.

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  30. Looking good Lori, this quilt is so beautiful and deserves to be hand quilted.

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  31. Amazing hand quilting on a beautiful quilt, Lori.

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  32. I absolutely love your Cherry Tree Quilt. It is so cheerful. The applique, fabrics, etc. is done so beautifully. You are making huge steps to finishing projects for the year. Way to go.

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  33. Lori, you're Beyond the Cherry Tree quilt is stunning! Did you alter the pattern? The blocks look fuller - less white space - than what the pattern looks like. I like this so much!!

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  34. Wow .... you have made great progress!!! This quilt is going to be amazing.

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  35. It's fun to see this quilt again - it really is beautiful, and the hand quilting is just perfect! Love it! (I think I say that about all of your quilts!).

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  36. What a gorgeous pattern! It's going to be a real treasure. Hang in there!

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  37. I think this is one of my most favorite of all the quilts you've done. It's just gorgeous. When you get sick of it, or have no place to put it, keep me in mind!! VBG

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  38. its looking great lori - keep going it will be soo worth it.

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  39. it is a stunning quilt Lori. Keep up the good work

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  40. It looks wonderful and it's going to be so worth it!!

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