Wednesday, April 3, 2013

wip wednesday

Late Monday night we got home after spending a week in Utah visiting family.  I am tired.  I did absolutely no sewing while I was gone.  While I was gone I didn't have a computer, so I got hopelessly behind on reading blogs and responding to comments (sorry!).  But it was nice to have a little break.

I have been looking forward to getting my Maple Leaf Rag quilt basted, so that is what I did last night (no, I have not unpacked a single thing from my trip).
maple leaf rag quilt - just started hand quilting
And I started hand quilting.  It is going to take so very, very long, but I think I am going to enjoy it.  Hand quilting just feels like the right choice with this quilt.  Other than a couple of pillows and bags with a few lines of hand quilting, this is really my first experience so don't look too closely :)

In addition to this quilt, this week I need to . . .
  • get started on my April lucky stars block
  • make April do good stitches blocks
  • I may have to get started on a Marcelle Medallion quilt.  I won a copy of this magazine from Alison recently and it is calling my name!
linking up with WIP Wednesday

13 comments :

  1. It looks great so far. And maybe the hand stitching will speed up as you get going and feel more comfortable doing it. I think you're right though, it was the right choice for this quilt.

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  2. I love the hand quilting. It adds such a wonderful touch to this incredible quilt.

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  3. It will be sooo worth it tho

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  4. Quilting trumps unpacking...every time! Your quilting looks amazing too, so just enjoy the process!

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  5. wow -- it looks great to me!

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  6. Very nice! I haven't been brave enough to attempt a whole quilt yet, either!

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  7. Your quilt will look fantastic with the hand quilting!

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  8. Your hand quilting looks great :)

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  9. This is looking so great - it will be such a special quilt with all those memories, scraps, and hand quilting!

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  10. I've yet to try hand quilting... someday, yours looks amazing!

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  11. Yep. That quilt screams "hand quilt me!" Enjoy!

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  12. That is going to be gorgeous!

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  13. Oh that quilt is beautiful! The quilting looks great from here!

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