Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Boring Photo, Exciting Progress - W.i.P. Wednesday

This is the pale back of the High Five quilt (which has a highly colorful front).  It's hard to photograph light on light but you might be able to see the quilting lines if you look closely.  This was the best I could do in the afternoon sun.  I'll try to show a photo of the front when I post the next W.i.P. Wednesday but the quilting seems to disappear on both front and back.

In the past two weeks since I started I've finished about 3 square feet of quilting, so I'm probably about one twelfth finished.  In those two weeks I was quilting without callouses.  Now that I have my quilting fingers back I should be able to stitch for longer than 20 minutes at a time once a day.  Unfortunately I'm working at the candy store again through Valentine's Day so that cuts down on my quilting time.  I'm going to have to devote more time to quilting if I want to finish this by the end of March!

This would have been quilted with a Baptist Fan but I felt the need to begin in the middle, mostly because I didn't have a lot of extra batting or backing on three edges, so I'm working outward in fan/semi-circle shapes.  I was wondering the other day if this might be a hand quilter's version of free motion quilting.

I'm linking to W.i.P. Wednesday at Freshly Pieced which is being hosted by Jenelle of Echinops and Aster this week.  Thank you, Jenelle.  And Lee, too.


  1. I think you are right, this does look like free motion hand quilting! You could be starting a new trend. Your stiching looks fabulous.

  2. Beautiful quilting. It is hard to photograph - but so worth it. Keep stitching!!

  3. I admire your hand quilting. It seems like patients and perseverence are key to hand quilting a large piece!


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