Saturday, March 22, 2014

Progress and Recap for THE MAN quilt :)

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Once upon a time.. I made this flimsy for my honey... truly this flimsy came to be on December 7
And he imagined... that I had it finished! Ha ha!

In actuality he was beside me as I marked this top for hand quilting here....
And when WE pinned the flimsy for quilting here...
He watched as I fashioned my first feather in the sashings here...
And he cheered me on figuring out such a detailed pattern he decided he wanted on the blocks here...

I have had to learn HOW to use a pounce pad with chalk for marking this colorful quilt... it has been challenging but I am loving all I have learned :)

See how to take hand stitches in some close ups here...
And a better pic of my stitches on the blocks here...

Today I am working on the 20th block... and with all the feathers I have done... THIS block will mark a 75% completion of the hand quilting!!!

My supplies for this project are simple...

Of course there is also a needle.. I prefer a short stubby needle that doesn't bend much... each hand quilter likes a different kind it seems... I use a John James #8 to accomplish my work... and since I don't have lots of gadgets the ones I do have a fun! lol


Here are 2 views of the 20th block on my journey hand quilting...
 I am right handed... so I decided to start about the 9 o'clock position and work my way counter clockwise around the circular pattern of swirls... it is working out quite nice I think!

  If you look close you can see the stitching I have started about 9 o'clock going to about 8 o'clock at this writing... depending on the day as to how much I quilt but these blocks usually take a few days to finish :)

And that is where I am at with my project... hope you enjoyed walking down memory lane with me on the journey this quilt has taken us with it... can't wait til I can talk my honey into posing with the finish though! lol


Linking this to:
A great blog I just found SEWjo Saturday here :)
Karen at Sew Many Ways ~ here :)
Kathy's Quilts ~ Slow Sunday Stitching ~ here :)

10 comments:

  1. Wow, that's really great quilting work. It's going to be fabulous when it's all finished.

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  2. I am so very impressed with anyone that can hand quilt. I have been reading up on it lately to possibly give it a go. Thank you so much for linking up to SEWjo Saturday!

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  3. I am beginning to think you don't sleep to have finished 75% of that quilt already. Looking great. He really does need to pose with the finished quilt.

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  4. The hand quilting of the Man Quilt is moving along quickly. You have a method which is working out well. I think that is the key. It appears that it will be very quilty (cuddly). ;-) I look forward to the reveal.

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  5. It is coming along beautifully and such nice hand quilting you do! :)

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  6. And just when do you sleep, my friend? ha! I had a free day yesterday but instead of quilting, I worked on my Martha Washington's Flower Garden quilt. I am beginning to wonder if I'll ever finish that Storm at Sea ... between life's interruptions and my own impulsive desires to work with hexies. I had hoped to get it all quilted before I start working on DD's herringbone quilt, but I'm not so sure that will happen. ;-)

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  7. Celebrating with you as you cross the 3/4 point of your Man quilt journey!
    Way to go!

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  8. Wow, I wish I had more motivation to quilt. You are moving along quickly and doing a great job.

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  9. Congratulations! It's got to feel great to see the end getting nearer.

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