Tuesday, 26 July 2016

With Needle & Thread


  







Now that my other must finish quilting projects are done and dusted, today I pulled out my Liberty Bloomsbury quilt top and backing and finally basted it.  I always have a problem with the tape not sticking properly to the carpet so today I stuck a few drawing pin into the backing edge and tape and found that that held it nicely in place.

Almost 200 pins later it is basted and the hand quilting has started. I am using Perle 8 from Sue Spargo for the solids and for the Liberty I have a very fine variegated  Egyptian thread from Tutti.

This is going to be a slow stitching for a few months, and infinitely more enjoyable during winter, though I am starting to wonder why I thought I needed to quilt each Dresden blade.

I know when it is all finished it will be worth it

13 comments:

  1. It will be stunning when you are finished and well worth the extra time spent quilting by hand.

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  2. Oh Julie! This is going to be sooo fabulous!! What a feast for your eyes and your fingers.

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  3. Your quilt will be amazing when it's done! Perfect project over winter, savouring the stitches & enjoying those gorgeous Liberties!

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  4. Stunning fabrics, pattern and colour!! Luscious!

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  5. Looking good Julie. Love that big stitch quilting!

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  6. So much work to do....but it will be amazing :)

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  7. Its beautiful Julie and the quilting will be so worth it! Enjoy it! x

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  8. It WILL be worth it Julie! It is going to look amazing- the stitching will bring this beauty fully to life! Try to relax and enjoy the process!

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  9. Such a beautiful quilt! I've yet to try hand quilting but am looking forward to doing it at some point. Your quilt is absolutely gorgeous and the hand quilting will be the perfect finishing touch for this beauty.

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  10. It will be beautiful - well worth the hours - let's hope the temperatures plummet so you can enjoy extra quilting time!

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  11. This is looking good. Look forward to seeing progress!

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