Hand Quilting ; Moving Forward

Everyone is finally back to school after Thanksgiving vacation ; I had Brent and Kate here on Tuesday for the day. The weather was very mild that day; close to sixty degrees. I did some yard work, they could ride bikes and scooters with just their light jackets on, and my youngest son took them to a local park in the afternoon.

It seemed as if  one day I put out all the Christmas decorations, with snowmen all over the living room, and then next day, Spring arrived!

The hand quilting is moving forward on the Botanical quilt. I finally finished up this block…

I am ready to start on the last one now.  ( There are six large blocks to this couch sized quilt. They are from the Shenandoah Valley Botanical Album Quilt  project, which has many more blocks to make a full sized quilt. )

I knew that I had some colored quilting thread somewhere leftover after quilting the Crosses & Losses quilt. Naturally, I found it in the last place that I looked :)   I want to quilt the green and purple areas with colored thread.

The family went to a Meet Santa party at a local Elks lodge today. I am not sure who took the photo that my DIL posted on Facebook but I edited it a bit. I couldn’t move that Christmas tree to center it behind them, though, lol ! :)

I will be joining up with other Slow Sunday Stitchers tomorrow at Kathy’s Quilts as I make a bit of hand quilting progress on this latest block.

You might also enjoy : Crosses & Losses Quilt : Finished

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22 Responses to Hand Quilting ; Moving Forward

  1. Karen says:

    the quilting is looking great – that quilt has been being worked on for awhile now hasn’t it – I seem to remember when you were doing the applique. Here too spring for a week then cooler – it does look like winter is arriving later this week and maybe snow flurries on Thursday? and all this week it has been near 70 and tomorrow too

  2. Gail says:

    What pretty blocks! Only one more block to go…your quilting adds beautiful texture and the stitches are so even! Looks like wintery weather will be here soon too.

  3. Eileen says:

    Hello, love the family photo. Your quilt is looking beautiful. We went from spring like weather to cold days quickly. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and new week ahead!

  4. Sherrie says:

    Lovely quilt. The Meet Santa picture looks great. Have a great day!

  5. Deb says:

    Beautiful progress on your quilt! We were up in the 80’s most of last week…. I can’t wait for the cold front this week to find the 60’s and 70’s for us. I am so tempted to prep my cat and mouse for hand quilting… but I have one on the frame I really need to get back to. Maybe I need to make a 20 minute a day timer to quilt on it?

  6. Deborah says:

    Lovely quilting stitches on your block, sweet family photo.

  7. Joyce says:

    Isn’t that crazy how what we go looking for is ALWAYS in the last place we search? :) But I’m glad you have your thread and are making such good progress!
    You’ve got a beautiful family – but of course, you already know that!

  8. Val Reynolds says:

    Can you believe you’ve made it to the LAST block. YEAH!! Thanks for sharing the family pic…but right…you’d think they would atleast center the tree!

  9. Carla says:

    Love seeing your quilting stitches bringing those blocks alive. My Shennadoah blocks are still hanging in the closet. I was thinking about turning them into little pillows to decorate with. A real cop out don’t you think. Maybe I will get back to it someday in the future. Too many irons in the fire right now.

  10. FlowerLady says:

    I think you do beautiful hand quilting and am always impressed when you show it.

    A nice Christmas family photo.

    Have a great week ~ FlowerLady

  11. The weather is crazy that is for sure. I can’t imagine how the plants are reacting. You are very lucky that you have lots of family photos, and this one is really nice even if you couldn’t center the tree. :-)

  12. Sandra Croley says:

    You’re quilting is lovely. It always brings a peaceful feeling for me to see people’s handquilting stitches.

  13. Robin says:

    The hand quilting looks great. Colored thread will add a nice element on your last block. I’ve had a new quilt in the frames for a couple of weeks and have only put a couple of stitches into it. There’s just too many other things calling my name. I look forward to having them done so I can leisurely quilt.

  14. Barb says:

    Has been unseasonably warm here in CO, too. We’re desperate for snow! I love the botanical appliques. That family photo is a keeper.

  15. CathieJ says:

    What a great family picture. Your Botanical quilt is looking beautiful.

  16. Kyle says:

    The texture of your hand quilting is lovely. It just brings those wonderful appliqué blocks to life.

  17. You are making great progress with the hand quilting! Enjoy!

  18. Kim says:

    I love seeing your quilting work Deb. Reminds me of lovely days gone by when I was small and my aunt would come visit and bring her projects with her…

  19. Grandma Kc says:

    That is a beautiful picture! I hope the snow hasn’t hit and you aren’t back to freezing temps.

  20. Lorrie says:

    The picture of the moon is beautiful! Good advice about waiting until spring to invite a puppy into one’s home. I wouldn’t have thought about that. Your quilting is lovely, as always. Have a most Merry and Joy-filled Christmas!

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