Monday, January 4, 2016

Handquilting to Bring in the New Year.

I've been hand quilting my Beyond the Cherry Tree quilt this winter and back at it  to ring in the new year.. I had to spread it out and remark, so I thought I'd take a few photos of the blocks that are quilted. Here are those photos.
PS, There is a reason Sharon, Grass roots quilting sent her quilt off to be marked. It is nearly impossible to keep straight lines across the top of a quilt that measures 100" square! This quilt will be keeping with the Humble Quilts theme on my blog.













If you love reproduction quilts Gay is back at it again! Recreating an antique quilt in her collection and offering the blocks free for one month. Check out the new 1857 Album Quilt HERE.  She has other giveaways going to celebrate 20 years of Sentimental Stitches. Thank you Gay!!

I hope your new year is off to a terrific start!

38 comments:

  1. Simply beautiful! And have you ever seen an antique quilt with truly straight lines? We are just doing our part to carry on the traditions. (Although I must say, yours look pretty straight to me!)

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  2. OMG !! wow ! wow ! These blocks are stunning and your quilting.....awesome !
    Bravo Lori !!

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  3. Stunning blocks and quilting...just love them..hugs, Julierose

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  4. Your quilting is coming along beautifully. Excellent!!!!

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  5. The quilting is beautiful and it look like you're getting close to being done.

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  6. It is so gorgeous, I'm not sure it can be categorized as "Humble."

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  7. Beautiful! There is nothing humble about that quilt!

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  8. Good job Lori! I especially like the unique little quilting designs along with the crosshatch.
    Looks like the end is not too far off. I love this particular quilt.

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  9. What an heirloom, Lori! I am so impressed. Beautiful stitching!

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  10. Your applique and quilting is wonderful Lori and thanks for the mention of the new 1857 quilt. Hugs to you and an extra special one for your Mom.

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  11. Lori, it is beautiful! Hand quilting such a large quilt is a lot of work. I hand quilt almost all of my quilts because I haven't practiced using my machine much. Hand quilting gives it so much character and makes it unique. So, it's not so much humble as it is just very special! You have a treasure there.

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  12. Wonderful quilting Lori and great progress.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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  13. Such a beautiful post! Your applique and handquilting are wonderful.

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  14. There is nothing humble about this quilt! It is absolutely beautiful!
    You inspire me to return to hand quilting. At least for certain special quilts.

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  15. I would agree this is in no way humble! wonderful hand quilting and with all the little motifs in the quilting I can't see any problem with straight lines! Such a beautiful quilt :)

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  16. Stunning, Lori! Just love seeing your progress on this treasure. I can never keep grid lines straight. Yours look wonderful!

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  17. This is the most magnificent quilt! Folky not formal, so charming. I love all the many berries, must have been hard to do! And your handquilting is lovely, just what is required . I especially love the odd little motifs that sneak into the more traditional quilting, the original maker must have been such an artist, so creative. I wonder what she d think of us, recreating her work, and admiring it worldwide, online!

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  18. Wow!! Gorgeous, beautiful work! The applique is already wonderful en now the handquilting also so beautiful too! An heirloom in the making. The lines look straight but if they are not (completely so), never mind, those antique quilts are seldom perfect either and doesn't that make them more special?

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  19. Your stitching is just gorgeous! Love the way it's coming together for you, sort of an antique, whimsical quilt. And thanks for the link to 1857 Album quilt. It's oh-so tempting!

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  20. Just gorgeous, Lori! Do you quilt on a frame or with a hoop - just curious?

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  21. humble quilts are the very best kind...beautiful quilt!

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  22. your stitching and designs are wonderful Lori - I agree straight line marking is impossible! i just do my best too.

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  23. What beautiful, beautiful work! Could you tell me if you quilt over/on top of the appliqué pieces? It's hard for me to tell from the pictures (guess I need new glasses ;) Someday I would love to hand quilt a quilt. Yours is surely going to be an heirloom!

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  24. Been there - done that Lori. A quilt I made approx. the same size. I couldn't get those lines straight, no matter how many times I tried.
    In saying that your quilt is gorgeous, and it might be a bit kike my machine quilting - at the end of the day any mistakes doesn't matter or even show. :-)

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  25. Lori,
    Wonderful Hand Quilting. Your lines are very straight. Looks great, AM looking forward to the pictures when it is complete.
    Your inspire me everyday,
    Laurie

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  26. Oh how beautiful, have you done posts on how you go about your handquilting? Do you use a hoop? How do you hold your needle....etc.?
    Thanks for the heads up on the free patterns on Gays blog....what a beauty of a reproduction, I hope I can keep up with it. Happy Sewing

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  27. I really love that quilt and am sorry I didn't make it! Yours is just gorgeous!!

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  28. Yes Yes, looks like you have quite a bit done!
    I. LIKE.
    I. LIKE.
    I. LIKE.

    Thanks for the heads up over at Gay's blog. I've been a little "lean" on my blog surfing of late and I sure wouldn't have wanted to miss out on her new design. It's WONDERFUL!!!

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  29. I like that you show close-ups of the blocks. One of my favorite is what I would call cherry tree branches coming out of a basket.

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