Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Hand quilting fun!

Rosie Posie Pudding Pie, the poodle dog! She will just not get out of the middle of whatever I am doing...and I love her so...The quilt she is modeling is my spool quilt! I have been hand quilting it for about a year now, in between laundry loads and when we have traveled...and I am SO CLOSE to having the hand quilting done!! I thought I would show you...I quilted it with black thread in the negative spaces around the spools. I love the way it made the spools kind of pop out! Joan, do you see your blocks?


So I am going to call this a finish...I have about 10 minutes more to go on it...next up to hand quilt is Lori of Humble Quilts doll quilt.

Have a super day, everyone!!


Julie

33 comments:

Leeanne said...

LOVE IT!!!
Did you ever see mine? The swap was with Joan also, mine is much smaller than yours and Joan's....but I love it!

Yvette said...

WOW! I love how you set your spools on point! I am still in the stitching of the spools phase and it is so good to see someone finish theirs.

Anonymous said...

What is the story behind the plaid quilt, I like it! How did you quilt it?
Michelle

Maureen said...

Very charming quilt! and so is the pup!

Aunt 'Reen said...

Your Spool quilt is GORGEOUS!
I like the idea of contrasting thread. All of those hand stitches deserve to stand out!

Your poodle is adorable too!

AnnieO said...

It's time to congratulate you!Beautiful! Wish there was a closeup to check out the quilting better...

~Joan said...

Ooohhhh...it is wonderful! So great that you are hand quilting it...lets you get reacquainted with each block!

I have not bordered mine yet. I love the diagonal setting.

When we did the swap, I thought of you as the "plaid girl", so most of the ones I sent you were plaids. And, of course I see "my" blocks...isn't it like seeing one of my children? Hahaha...perhaps I like quilting too much!

Merilyn said...

Another great scrappy quilt, you have done a beautiful job, I love it!! I cannot believe you handquilted it, if I started something like that I'd be 90 in the shade before I'd finish it!!! Great dedication!

paulette said...

I love the way you put the spools on point...so effective and then add the hand quilting..sheer perfection!! Absolutely stunning!!
P

Rose Marie said...

Love, love, LOVE it!!!!!

Karen said...

I admire your tenacity in sticking with the quilting and getting it done.

regan said...

It's fabulous, Julie! And sweet little pup is adorable!

waquilter said...

The on-point spools are wonderful, Julie, AND hand quilted! Wow!!

Sharon said...

SO Pretty! I never tire of seeing hand quilting. I love the layout and all the colors, what a fab finish you have here!

Annette said...

Congratulations on such a pretty quilt and for sticking with it. I love it!

Sara said...

I would like to see a close up photo of the quilting!

Nicky said...

Another scrappy masterpiece by Ms JulieK - still loving all you quilts and this is another one I would like to make. Only 13 others to finish first - hoho

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

"Gorgeous"

Caron said...

Love it!!! Post a closeup! On point is fabulous.

Leanne said...

Your quilt is wonderful. I am sure I would never be able to hand quilt a quilt.

Barb said...

Wonderful!!!
Love the Poochie too

Natasha said...

Love it! I love the colors you choose for the spools! I am handquilting a GFG quilt now (full size). I have been working on it for about 3 full months now and expect to be working on it for most of this calendar year. Hand quilting is hard work but the end result is so worth it, isn't it?

Quilter Kathy said...

Now just when do you have time to hand quilt?!?! You do so much piecing!
Can you show us a close up of how you quilted it??
It's just gorgeous!

Lori said...

Good for you! That is an awesome quilt and the hand quilting is going to make it extra special!
Rosie is a jewel!! She found the right home didn't she?

Natasha said...

I had an epiphany just now. I realized the best way to find more scrappy quilt blogs is to raid other blogger's blog lists! I just added a few more of your followed blogs to my list! Thanks for the ongoing inspiration!

Michelle said...

Wow! That is awesome! Your dog knows a comfy spot when she sees it! :)

Quilts And Pieces said...

WOW! It is wonderful!

Finn said...

Good for you Julie, for hand quilting this one! I think the style you chose was perfect for the type of block. Keeps you away from having to quilt through so many seams. Spools, like bowties, are simple and look wonderful with just what you have done....good job!!! Hugs, Finnie

Vicki W said...

It looks wonderful!

Terry said...

That's beautiful! I love how you set your spool blocks on point! That makes it look totally different! Congrats on the finish! :0)

MARCIE said...

I think i can spot some of Joan's blocks--she loves Thimbleberries! Great quilt! Wish i could see the black thread better.

Jeanne said...

It's wonderful! You have so many lovely scrappy quilts. Congratulations on the finish.

Lois Arnold said...

Hi Julie, Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving comments. I LOVE to hear from other quilters. I love coming to your blog and if it's not a new post, I just come back in a day or so -- we all have busy times where blogging takes a back burner. We had 18 for Easter, so I do know about family taking lots of time. Keep quilting & posting when you can.