Slow Stitching Sunday

I’m still quilting this vintage 30s hour glass top. It’s hard to find a good place to photograph it in progress. I don’t know if you can tell, but I start around the outside when I quilt fans and work my way in to the center. This is contrary to most advice, but I find that when I baste well on the long arm, I don’t have any problems doing it this way.

Perhaps you can see better on the back. You can tell I have help!

I just have a couple fans and the outside edge will be all done. At that point, I will have 52% of the quilting done. Yes, I calculated it. I’m a bit of a number nerd.

I love how the back looks.

But the texture is not as pronounced on the front. I’m used to quilting twice as close, so this is a bit of a let down for me.

The good news is that this is so much faster than my normal quilting! Have a great day!

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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4 Responses to Slow Stitching Sunday

  1. I love love super love this quilting! i really want to baptist fan on a quilt of mine. But it has to be a specific (not overwhelming) size with not the piecing intensity that i usually make. Will keep an eye out for the perfect project. Thanks for the yummy photos… I love the texture!

  2. Sandi says:

    Are you using a variegated thread? I just noticed that. I really like it. Hugs,

  3. Sandi says:

    Your quilting is beautiful! I love the quilt top and it looks huge with your little helper standing on it. Hugs,

  4. Shasta says:

    It is a gorgeous quilt and your lovely handstitching adds so much! It looks like a really big quilt. I admire your persistence!

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