About three hours later…

by Carol Browne on March 11, 2013 · 5 comments

in General, Sewing

Tada!

Hand quilting

The hand quilting is…very….slow…but I will carry on with it. I think the stitches are a bit big, but that could just be because the sewing machine makes them so, teeny, tiny. I think I’ll do some swirls on the top by the lid. I just may embroider it with swirls like this.

I should be done in another few hours. I should bring it with me on the train tomorrow and try to get it done for Quilting Bee night on Thursday. Hooray! I love Quilting Bee night!

In other quilty news, I picked up a chocolate bunny paper piecing pattern from DuringQuietTime. It looks adorable!

Whoa...how many pieces is that?

Whoa. How many pieces is that? What the? It’s intimidating, but I will give it a try. It’s the perfect chocolate bunny shape. Adorable.

Also, today it was still light out after I got off work at 6:30 pm. I usually don’t like the spring forward thing because it means I feel like I get ripped off an hour of sleeping on the weekend. But at 6:30 tonight? I didn’t mind it one bit.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Denise March 12, 2013 at 12:30 am

Nice job Carol!

2 Bons March 12, 2013 at 12:33 am

I LOVE IT! The hand-stitching is absolutely gorgeous! I am really impressed. As you know, I’ve been hand-quilting quite a bit, and your stitches are far more even and eye-pleasing than any of mine have been. It looks so good!

3 Jean March 12, 2013 at 6:52 am

Very impressive stitching! Looking forward to seeing it on Thursday.

4 Kellie March 12, 2013 at 11:23 am

I like the look of hand stitching, and yours looks great!
The bunny is adorbs! I would skip the quilted bow and sew on a piece of actual ribbon.

5 Schnookie March 18, 2013 at 8:18 am

I’m late to the party here, but your hand quilting looks amazing!! The key is definitely to have even stitches — it doesn’t matter how big they are as long as they’re all about the same size, and you’ve got that nailed! (And having just started hand quilting myself, I have to say “EEP!” to your story in tomorrow’s post about the whole “six stitches to the inch” thing. I have NO idea how people do that.)

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