Sunday, January 28, 2018

Making good progress here on my Colorful Whole Cloth Quilt and MORE!

Happy Slow Stitching Sunday to you all!!!  I am happy to be linking up magnanimous progress today at Kathy's Quilts for Slow Stitching Sunday Celebration day... check out all the linkers HERE :D

Before I share my AWESOME progress this week I wanted to share this Needle Nanny  / Needle Minder / Needle Keeper Notion that so many of you asked about last week.  This one was gifted to me by a great friend.... but I have made them as well since receiving this one!

Here is how it works with craft magnets on either side of the quilt and attached to a flat backed bauble of your choosing.  I have even added a craft magnet to a magnet... just make sure you put happy sides together before adding hot glue ! lol
Glue the magnet to your object of beauty then put a magnet happy sides together on the other side of your quilt ... they will hold on to each other THROUGH your quilt sandwich!!!!  Tah Dah :D  Hope this helps you make or to at least understand how they work!  I also use mine to hold my thimble onto my tilted frame... keeps it from rolling off this way because it has the lip avoid the rolling! :)

This week I think I hadn't made much progress until I looked at last weeks blog post and WoW!!!!

Here is where I am this week!

I started here just moving the quilt in my PVC frame....
 I did take a peek at how much was left and it was one more move in the frame to get to the cool border!!!!
 So once I determined how much was left I decided to make this quilt even more my own and not leave what I call the "honeycomb" sections open to be puffy once washed but to fill them in like this...
 Doesn't that look sooo cool??!!!!

I did that using these items...
 I used my honey's medication for his inhaler that has a convex top side to leave an indention on the quilt once rubbed in well...
 Like this ... can you see!!??
 Then using colored chalk lead in my mechanical pencil I marked that indention... then quilted it ...
Here is a section that is now completely done....
Here is the whole edge with the wavy outer border...

 And here is either side to see better is you like... I think you can click on the pics to get a big view if you are on a computer :D

Here is where I am this morning though...
I hope you can see the circles I will be working on today... I have 2 more sections this size to do then I can move to a different side of the quilt!  Oh my!!!! Very exciting!!!

Many people have asked about the blue lines that come premarked on this whole cloth quilt as well... do they really come out after all that work... well go back and look at some of my shots but I am spritzing and erasing as I go so YES they do come out... but best to soak in the washer for a bit I think.. and that is what I have heard as well from other hand quilters who have done this sort of whole cloth quilt.

Here is a fun pic I made for a hand quilting group... maybe you will like it too!
So whatever kind of project you are investing your time in... use your own creativity to make it your own I say!!!

Here is a cute Solar Dinosaur we found at Dollar Tree this week!  It keeps me smiling as we make our way around our town...
And here are some blocks I have also been working on this week when I am not slow stitching on this quilt....
These blocks (40 of them ) represent about 1/3 of the quilt to be for us to use... it is going to be a cool quilt I think when finished but kind of a Bonnie Hunter style scrapiness to it :D  Speaking of Bonnie... did you catch her Quilt Cam yesterday afternoon?  Check that out HERE on her blog post this morning if you are interested!!!  She is actually lining up to be near me tomorrow but the class is full and my wallet doesn't have $$ budgeted for her this time... but hopefully once we are relocated closer to her neck of the woods I can catch a class of hers in real time!!!  Have you ever seen someone you adore in real life?  What was it like??  I saw Jenny Doan of MSQC a few years back... she is as adorable in person as she is on youtube if not moreso... I saw her trunk show and HIGHLY recommend you seeing her trunk show too if you ever get the chance!!!

As for facebook groups... I do have one...
We chat about hand and machine quilting and piecing there... It is a closed group so you are safe to share your hidden objects and ask questions or share advice and progress as you make it.  It is a small group under 100 people and I plan to keep it small.  If you are interested in being part of this style group then click HERE to ask for entry.  Right now I am asking what everyone plans to focus on for February :D

I hope you have a blessed end of January and welcome February with open arms!  Make sure you ...










along the way too!  Until my next posting... Happy Quilting!

8 comments:

  1. Love the tutorial for the magnet, I will make one for me. Thanks.
    Your hand quilting is awesome. Gorgeous!!! ♥♥♥

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  2. I love what you did to the Honeycombs! so much more work in your quilt but in the end so worth it - I don't know if I would have done that - adding more work I mean lol
    love your idea for a facebook group - some of them get so big - just too big - I try some here and there and have dropped out of so many of them and ready to drop out of a couple more!

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  3. Awesome! Love the new quilting design in the honeycombs. It is so unique. Kudos to you! Thanks for sharing the needle nanny. I need to find something pretty for the top. Enjoy the slow stitching. ;^)

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  4. I love your ingenuity for quilt marking. I have a pin that my son bought as a child that I am going to make into a needle minder. I have all the supplies, I just have to actually work on it.

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  5. Your making good progress Kathi. I love using things from the around the house to mark quilts too!

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  6. Your hand quilting is beautiful. Makes me want to drop all of my projects and just set up a quilt. I have a few that are waiting!!

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  7. Yes, you are making good stitching progress. Sorry you are unable to see Bonnie this time, hopefully the next time. I have taken a class with Paula Nadelstern. A delight. Over the years I have attended lectures by Pat Sloan, Eleanor Burns, Edyta Sitar, and Kaffe Fassett. All inspiring. Hey, maybe you should move to Michigan. ;-)

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  8. I love your whole cloth quilt and the way you are putting your own touches into the quilting. I look forward to seeing the finished quilt.

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