Thursday, January 12, 2012

Hand Quilting on my Double Wedding Ring: A Progress Report

I need some help. I put my double wedding ring into the frame in 2010 and I have only just passed the half way point. I've decided that I will shame myself into finishing it by posting weekly progress reports. I took this photo last Friday-I had just turned it.
  I'm ready to start quilting this section: my needle is right there in the center of the melon and my thread, candle to wax my thread, scissors and thimbles (the bigger one is for when I'm quilting away from me-I wear it on my thumb; when I'm quilting towards me, I use the smaller size one on my index finger).
And here's my progress pix for this week:
I know it doesn't look like much progress but it is some. I can only reach to quilt half the design so actually I've done 2 sections here. (You can't see it but I'm patting myself on the back. ;)
Thought you might like some close-ups of some of the feedsacks in this section.
 The top wedge in the next photo isn't a vintage feedsack...its a regular fabric from the 1950s.

12 comments:

Ulla said...

This is a beauty! It will be great to see your progress.

Jan said...

Lovely, I've done lots of hand quilting in the past, and I know it is slow going. Nothing can beat the look, though!

karenfae said...

it is a beauty! sometimes the way to make progress is to blog about it - it makes us want to keep doing a progress report - that is what I do - it helps keep me on track!
Karen

Barb said...

When you get done that is going to be one amazing quilt!!! So beautiful!

P. said...

That is a beauty of a quilt, and your hand quilting is going to add so much. Hey, whatever works, shame as motivation, etc. :) Did you have all those lovely vintage fabrics and feedsacks in your stash?

Coloradolady said...

So pretty!! This is going to be amazing.

Julia said...

it's beautiful Miri..well worth a finish, I'll be watching to see how you do with it..
Love hand-quilted quilts..
Julia ♥

Muddling Through said...

Yay for you, Miri! It is truly beautiful - the piecing and the quilting. Keep up the good work.

Stephanie said...

Very impressive! Love the detailed hand quilting and the feedsacks you incorperated! I am working on a quilt now that was my mom's from 1982 and to give it honor am hand quilting it:
http://a-ditchin-time-quilts.blogspot.com/2012/01/only-two-more-blocks-to-hand-quilt.html
Steph

Susan said...

You are doing a beautiful work! It is time consuming but worth every minute of it. It is nice to see all that goes into a hand quilted piece...all the patience will be rewarded.

Roslyn said...

Nice work Miri, I once tried to quilt a KS Lover's Knot, gave up after 25 ears, took out all my awful hand quilting & quilted it on the longarm!
I am in great admiration of you!

markkfinn said...

I know it doesn't look like much progress but it is some. I can only reach to quilt half the design so actually I have done two sections here.

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