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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

I Just Couldn't Wait...

I found this picture and realized I had forgotten to put it in the last post.  This was the stage where I had ripped out 8 scallops and 56 petals. :(   At least the hand applique came out easily.
Here's the finished top waiting to be basted (not my favorite part).
It took a total of almost 4 hours, watched a cute movie "Leap Year".  Not riveting my any means, but entertaining.
Almost finished - yea!
And here's the first few stitches.  I know it should seem overwhelming to hand quilt a large quilt like this, especially when it will have LOTS of quilting.  But it is so exciting to me.  I know what's waiting to come out.  I'll outline all the vines and flowers and then start the background.  That will be a ways off.
I won't bore you with lots of updates, but had to share that "Jubilee Tribute" in officially on its way.
Karen

9 comments:

julieQ said...

How very gorgeous...you will have many happy hours quilting that beauty!!

Miriam said...

Woohoo, you have started quilting already!
It is going to be wonderful watching your quilting as it progresses.

Quilter Kathy said...

It's a gorgeous quilt...love the design around the edges!
Can't wait to see how you quilt it!

QuiltSue said...

This is going to be an awesome quilt Karen.

Every Stitch said...

Lovely to see your progress on this - it is looking so beautiful!

Vivian said...

You have an heirloom here, Karen. It's stunning--a true beauty. I love the gently flowing vines, the pinks, the border--everything about it. It's just gorgeous!

Janan said...

I just have to tell you that I love the backing fabric that you chose!
I love this cockscomb pattern!

Email me, I have something to ask you.
Have a great weekend!

Janet said...

I'm clapping and cheering, what a stupendous quilt, it looks gorgeous!

Rose Marie said...

It is wonderful and I can only imagine what it will look like once it is all quilted!

The undoing and resewing was tedious, but so worth it because you are happy with your quilt now.