Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Work in Progress Wednesday (WOW)

Having a wonderful time working on my "Yesterday Remembered" wool applique from Kim Diehl's book "Simple Graces".

I finished sewing the applique, stitched some  minimal basting, and now I'm working the hand quilting!

Here's the thing -- I've only ever hand quilted practice pieces -- so I'm a bit green at this !
 
Debbie says "We don't want to see the quilting around the applique pieces Karen" -- so I've adjusted a bit and now I think I've got it.   (I hope).

I took my first hand quilting class - "Hand Quilting Sharon's Way" more than a year ago!  I guess doing this piece, (that will be framed(thankfully)), is a good way to get re-acclimated to hand quilting.   

Here is the back... doesn't look too bad (ouch).  Sorry Sharon/Debbie -- I have a long way to go to become a proficient hand quilter.

On a separate note -- I finished the blind stitchin on the binding of the "Horse Quilt" and it turned out wonderfully -- I just love the gold - it sets off all the beautiful colors in the quilt.  I will post more pictures of it later - but feels good to have it done.  Sure miss those horse friends of mine !!


Have a wonderful day everyone -- and thanks for stopping by !
{hugs}
Karen 




5 comments:

  1. Love the applique and the hand quilting looks fine to me.

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  2. love the horse quilt and I've never worked with wool...it looks great

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  3. Love the applique and your handquilting looksvery nice.I handquilting too.

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  4. Congrats on your hand quilting. I started hand quilting a large quilt over 15 yrs. ago still not finished but I don't get it iut much LOL. Love your quilt.

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  5. Karen, you really did a nice job on your header at the top of your blogspot. I really enjoyed having you in my class and will always remember the fun we had with the tree/cardinal block! They are just perfect for this beautiful spring weather!!

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