Thursday, January 13, 2022

Slow progress

On December 22 I finished piecing the backing, basted the quilt on the apartment floor, and began quilting the star in the ditch, from the center out.  Once the star was done, I began working on the Hawaiian blocks. At first I stitched around the applique using navy thread. It was hard to see against the navy background. I didn't take out my work, but decided to switch to a regular blue thread,  The applique quilting was done in white but it is not easy to see the quilted details 




Today, I finished quilting the first narrow blue border. 
The next task will be to select a quilt design for the border of five-inch blocks.


 
I really don't want heavy quilting, as it would distract from the yukata prints.
I am thinking of doing the second blue border with the same design as the first, only using the blue thread instead of white. 

It's nice to have a cozy quilt to work under, but my fingers are very sore working through the many seams in the backing.
 

10 comments:

  1. Sore fingers are not fun - but the quilt is GORGEOUS!! I LOVE it!! - ;))

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  2. The fabrics are beautiful, and the quilting is perfect for cold days, Do you use a thimble or a rubber finger guard? The idea of following the same design is lovely.

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  3. This is fabulous! A great project for cold winter days.

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  4. It is an absolutely awesome quilt!

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  5. It’s good to hear from you, and your work is stupendous as usual. Thank you!

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  6. Thanks for sharing the blog so well and I hope you have something new for me to study.

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  7. I should think your eyes were tired as well x Well done x

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  8. My sympathies, but it is looking good!

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  9. Your quilting is looking lovely. My goodness, I would imagine the quilting is hard on the eyes but oh so worth it when you get to the finish. Truly, this quilt is gorgeous!

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  10. Your hand quilting is lovely. The blues are beautiful.
    Hope your fingers hold up.

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