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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Some Quilts Soak up Hand Quilting Like a Sponge

By: Audrey

I thought it was time to post on Celebrate Hand Quilting again as I am an avid hand quilter. With a quilt in the hoop year 'round, there's bound to be a finish or two!
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This is the latest quilt that has been liberated from my hoop. It's one of those quilts that make me sooo glad I started hand quilting years ago in spite of the the niggling worry that I was a bit mad. It seemed like every stitch just made it look better and better all along the way. After taking it out of the dryer, I instantly wanted to wrap up in it and absorb all the coziness I could!
Better look at the hand quilting
For some reason I could get better pictures of the hand quilting inside where the light wasn't as good. The freehand baptist fan stitching you can see is only in the applique blocks and then everywhere else, I did echo type quilting which I think suited this random sampler style quilt to a T. This quilt was one of my own creations, relying heavily on antique quilts for inspiration and buried stash fabrics to pull it all together into one cohesive whole.

24 comments:

  1. Your quilt is beautiful and I love the colors. I also have a quilt in a hoop all the time. Love hand quilting. I don't accomplish as much as my machine quilting friends but I sure enjoy the process

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  2. Love the design, colors, fabric choices and of course the quilting. Wish you could see that better. I love hand work of all kinds. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Wow, it's beautiful!! Nothing beats a hand quilted quilt!! You've done a lovely job!

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  4. Wow, that is a fantastic quilt! I agree with you. It's a special moment when you take your hand quilted quilt out of the dryer and wrap up in it!

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  5. That is just lovely, Audrey!! Love it!....everything about it!

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  6. Audrey, This turned out so beautifully. Love the colors, that sparkle of blue/teal takes my eyes all around the quilt. I love what stitching does to quilts too, I equate it to magic! What a wonderful finish!

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  7. como me gusta !!!!!! es precioso de verdad,
    una combinaciĆ³n muy acertada de colores,
    y el acolchado a mano siempre es gratificante y hermoso
    saludos

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  8. it's great! your right nothing as good as a hand quilted quilt taken straight from the dryer - sometimes I just have to wrap myself up in it immediately!

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  9. Stunning. This is a quilt for curling up under on a snowy winter day with a good book and cup of cocoa (just don't spill the cocoa on that beautiful hand work!)

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  10. It's fantastic Audrey...love the texture!

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  11. Thank you everyone for the wonderful support and taking time to leave a comment!

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  12. beautiful....so inviting looking...I love it

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  13. Lovely quilt! I love the colors.

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  14. There is nothing like hand quilting! Beautiful quilt!

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  15. What a neat quilt and the hand quilting adds a lovely touch!

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  16. Oh I just lovely hand quilting, and yours is fabulous!

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  17. What a beautiful quilt. You have a lot of patience to hand quilt it. I am doing some hand quilting now and it seems to be going so slowly.

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  18. beautiful work on a beautiful quilt

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  19. Lovely quilt and the fan quilting just adds a nice touch!

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  20. I love your creative pattern. This is a unique quilt.

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  21. You are truly an artist. What an accomplishment to create a quilt from the design through to the quilting and binding, and have it turn out to be a stunner.

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