Speaking of Samplers

I've been hand quilting my Farmer's Wife blocks this month. 

I'm varying the color of the perle cotton (size 8) and varying the width of the seam allowance to match the fabric patterns and block design.  It is s-l-o-w going, but it is so beautiful, and cozy, that I think I may work on it for a few more weeks before I need a break from it.

I spent a lot of time working on my #farmerswifequilt today. I'm a happy girl.

All of this quilting can get a little boring. Thank you to everyone out there that comments and "likes" my posts. You guys are keeping me motivated. #farmerswifequilt

The green quilting us subtle, but this may be my favorite block yet. #farmerswifequilt

My guys are outside playing in the snow and I'm cozy in here. Happy happy quilter... #farmerswifequilt

Red quilting as the snowflakes fall outside. #farmerswifequilt

Some orange quilting #farmerswifequilt

I'm adding some colored quilting to my #farmerswifequilt

Have you ever done hand quilting before? What is the biggest quilt you've ever hand quilted? Do you feel comfortable with your technique?

8 comments:

Kylie Lloyd said...

A great effort. It will look amazing finished

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

I love your stitching - I want to try to hand quilting on a small baby quilt. It will be a first :)

Ella said...

What kind of needle do you use? The hand quilting looks amazing!

Carla said...

I loooooove it, Melinda! As you know, I'm hand quilting a king size Swoon quilt right now, much like you in various colours of perle cotton. I am enjoying the process and feel like I've found techniques that work for me. Previously, I hand quilted a couple of baby quilts and one lap size which I learned a lot from. Like everything else, practice makes the biggest difference.

knitting sandwich said...

there are not words to describe how amazingly wonderful this quilt is going to be!
i love it!!
-melissa

Kate said...

It has really been a treat to watch this quilt develop with time. What a treasure it will be!

Archie the wonder dog said...

It's looking wonderful! The biggest thing I've quilted was a king size quilt - it was too big to machine quilt! I think it took about three months and was so big it had its own place on the settee!!!

nightquilter.com said...

I think it looks great! I've only hand quilted a few small wall hangings and such. I think I'm daunted by the amount of time it would take to hand quilt an entire full-sized quilt. But one day, I surely will. I just need to start a project that doesn't have a deadline! Your quilting looks great!

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