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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Red and Green continues

By: Karen

One of these days my Red and Green quilt will be completely finished!  Until then I will continue to work on it an hour here, and hour there – sometimes only 5 minutes!  One day it will be done.  This is the section I am currently working on.

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What is everyone hand quilting these days?  Do you try to do bits every day in order to finish and how long does it normally take you to finish a quilt?  For me queen size is what I normally have on my frame and they will be on there anywhere from 4 months to a year – some times this depends on the amount of quilting I am putting into it and other times it depends on how many projects I am working on at the same time.

9 comments:

  1. Hand quilting is seasonal for me. Kickoff in in about 1 month. I love to watch American Football and quilt using a lap quilt. Each game runs about 3 hours and I typically watch at least one college and one pro game a weekend. I can usually get a fairly detailed quilt done each season.

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  2. el tiempo que se tarda en terminar un quilt no importa.
    solo me importa el resultado y el tuyo es impresionante
    saludos

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  3. thank you Belarmina

    Marjorie - I don't watch football but I do get a lot of quilting done watching tv in the evening - I don't watch in the daytime or I might get more done then too!

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  4. I do a work in front of the TV at night. But I am an OT (Occupational Therapist), so lots of break to make sure I am not injuring my hands and arms. It takes a long time; but I enjoy ever minute of it.

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  5. I take lots of breaks too - if I don't I get too stiff!

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  6. Presently, I am hand piecing a quilt versus hand quilting. Nice that you commented that sometimes you only get five minutes of stitching done. I thought I was the only one who hand stitched in bits of found time. I hope to have my quilt pieced and begin hand quilting this fall. Thank you for the update and keep at it!

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  7. I generally hand quilt larger quilts too, but I don't quilt as close together as you. Maybe if I made more formal quilts? lol Keep up the great work Karen!

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  8. Audrey I am trying very hard on some of my smaller quilts now to not quilt as close together :) I want to get done! it is such a habit I guess but it does take forever.

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  9. How much time do you spend each day. I usually devote about one hour at a time for hand quilting. Unfortunately that usually only happens maybe once a week. Currently I am quilting a small Christmas quilt for my daughter.

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