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Thursday, October 17, 2013

All the Little Stitches

I have finally finished the 1 1/2" grid of my jubilee quilt. Yay!!!  So, if I were to be finished at this point, I would say that there are a ton of stitches.  But the fact that the grid quilting is only about half way done is a little mind boggling.
The rows were a little hard to keep straight so I'm really glad I've finished this step.
Now it's on to quilting 1/2" lines.  What a huge difference!  These rows can be marked in my lap as I get to them.  It's a big time savings plus I'm done with the pins.  I've noticed that this part of the quilting is going much faster.
I'm quilting up to the little red leaves in the border.  My plan will be to finish these lines then move on to the border.
You can see in the top left corner where there are still some 1 1/2" areas, what a big difference the 1/2" quilting makes to the design.  I guess I'm close to being almost a quarter of the way done.  Trying to do a little every day and trying not to think about how much is left.  I'm really glad the quilt show is more than five months from now.  Hopefully my hands will hold out!!
Happy stitching,
Karen

11 comments:

Heather said...

How fascinating. I have never started with a big grid and then filled in. What a great idea! Your quilt is looking fabulous.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I never thought about doing a bigger grid and filling in either. Always something new to learn. ;-)

audrey said...

It's looking amazing! I should remember that little tidbit about quilting the grid and then going back and going a bit smaller. I usually stitch everything in my hoop and then move on.

regan said...

Each step of this quilt has been more stunning than the last! This is so gorgeous! And your quilting is so beautiful.....what a masterpiece!

Maureen said...

I love dense hand quilting. Yours is so beautiful. It's worth every stitch.

Lori said...

You can do it! You are making tremendous progress!!

Carla said...

Slow and steady wins the race...think how far you would be if you had never started. Nada! Your stitches are mind boggling!!

Janan said...

WOW! Simply awesome!
Your hand quilting stitches look so evenly spaced and tiny! I can't imagine how fantastic they look in real time up close!
Keep on stitching girl, you will be done soon!

Ulla's Quilt World said...

So stunning! :)
Hugs, Ulla

FlourishingPalms said...

I'm astounded at what you manage to accomplish while working too! I guess I need to stop reading the 117 blogs I follow and get to work!

Esther said...

Amazing! I love this idea of a large grid, and sizing down from there. This is beautiful!!