Wednesday, 9 October 2013

HipBees hand-quilting progress



Although it has been almost a month since I wrote about starting to handquilt my red and cream hipBees sampler quilt, it isn't languishing in the corner as a forgotten UFO.  I've been trying to sneak in a wee bit more handquilting here and there.  Admittedly, it is slow going but I think the results are worth it.




Some of the blocks are very obvious about how they should be quilted in outline.




Others raise questions about whether the white outline stitching is enough.  (I did quilt in the red corner squares and centre square, but you can't really see the red thread here in this photo.)


Occasionally, I find it hard to make the right decision and I've managed to quilt myself into a bit of a pickle now and again as in the block above.  I kind of got myself a little confused where the star point outlines overlap and think there probably was a neater way of doing this one, but hey, every day's a learning day!






I think the back stitching looks kinda cool too, don't you?

8 down, 8 to go!  Come on, Sarah, keep at it!

17 comments:

  1. I enjoyed looking at your stitches. Beautifully done.

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  2. Oh wow Sarah, it is looking fabulous

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  3. This is looking amazing! Love the hand quilting x

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  4. definatly keep it up x it looks great.. learning what NOT to do is just as much part of the process as what TO do xx

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  5. real eye catching, keep up the hard work

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  6. I can't believe how much the hand quilting adds to the blocks! It was a lovely top but it is going to be a magnificent quilt! Have you pin basted? I'm mulling over a first hand quilting project and thought about thread basting.

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  7. Gorgeous! It's looking really great. Keep going :)

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  8. Oh Sarah I love it!! You know I am a fan of hand quilting and this is looking just glorious! keep going on xxx

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  9. This type of quilting works so well for this quilt. It's looking gorgeous already. I intend to hand quilt in perle my HipBee quilt too. Sorry my star block caused you some trouble. I'll have to bare that in mind when I quilt my hipbee's as it's got all kinds of stars in it!

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  10. Oh Sarah, it looks wonderful! Your stitches are so perfect and the back really does look as wonderful as the back.

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    1. I meant the back looks as good as the front!

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  11. Keep it up indeed - looks brilliant!

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  12. This looks absolutely amazing, Sarah! Well done!

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  13. Wow! It looks absolutely brilliant. Di x

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  14. So lovely! I really love the front but the back is just stunning.

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  15. That hand stitching really sets the quilt off. Can't wait till the big 'tah dah' post x

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  16. Love this, and I'm seriously impressed by the regular, even stitches, I truly suck at that!

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