Quilting progress

I basted my Farmer's Wife quilt a month ago.  A friend let me borrow her quilting frame to thread baste it on. 

My Farmer's Wife quilt is all stretched out and ready for thread basting!

Since then, I've been slowly chipping away at the hand quilting on the sashing.  I'm using a single strand of Presencia thread and a size 9 straw needle.  I'm pleased with how the tiny stitches are working out. 

Hours and hours of teeny gray stitches on gray fabric.... My #farmerswifequilt posts probably look pretty boring, but I love how it is turning out.

I've been counting the blocks as I go to keep myself motivated.  So far I'm at the sashing of block 34 out of 121.  The tiny stitches of gray on gray gets a little boring, but I love how it is turning out. 

Quilting the sashing on block 34 out of 121. #fwqal #farmerswife #farmerswifequilt #handquilt #handquiltthefarmerswife

Once the sashing is all quilted, I'll move on to the colored size 8 perle cotton big stitch quilting. I think that part will move pretty quickly and it will be a lot of fun to add a little more color to these blocks.

18 comments:

Aubrie S said...

Wow! That looks awesome!...it's a huge undertaking, but it seems like you've got a great attitude to keep you motivated towards the finish :)

Suz J said...

Every little bit counts... so just keep plugging on. It looks amazing, and I can't wait to see what you have lined up for the blocks.

jeanne e. said...

This quilt is so beautiful. I am totally in love with how it is looking. I can imagine it is a little slow going right now, but you are going to be so thrilled you went the extra mile.

Issabella The Cat said...

This is just so pretty! I'm sure the thought of having it done and in use is keeping you going :D

Patchwork and Play said...

The time and effort putting into hand quilting a quilt like this lifts it to heirloom status in my book!

Hope said...

You're moving along quite nicely! The hand quilting does give such a lovely look to the quilt.

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi! Your quilt is so beautiful and the hand quilting makes it really special! x Teje

Lee said...

Beautiful! Your Farmer's Wife is one of my favorite ones that I've seen, so I'm looking forward to seeing it finished. : )

Wens said...

Amaaaazing!!!

Linda F. said...

Keep going! It's looking great!

Amy Friend said...

Wow, you are cruising!

Carla said...

This is so stunning! Yay for hand quilting it too

knitting sandwich said...

oh melinda this is perfect in every sense of the word! you are amazing. you dedication to this quilt is inspiring and shows in every detail and every stitch!
-melissa

Gina said...

Thank you for sharing your progress. It is gorgeous and your efforts are certainly paying off.

MCA said...

I admire your perseverance. It is going to look so great and will make you happy every time you look at it for years to come.

karen said...

What a beautiful effort you're giving to finishing such an amazing quilt. I so look forward to seeing it all finished.

Freddie said...

Oh wow this is one amazing quilt.

Sarah said...

Looking really good Melinda! Keep going!

Post a Comment

You are awesome! Thanks for leaving a comment :)