Drum Roll, Please…..

I purchased this tied quilt on August 9, 2020.

I deconstructed it in the fall and started hand quilting it on December 3, 2020. I took the last stitch on April 17, 2021.

It was worth all the repair work and sore fingers!

That binding fabric is from my late, great aunt’s stash. I’ve used it for a number of quilts and it is nearly gone. It was perfect for this.

I used simple unbleached muslin on the back. It is my favorite backing for vintage tops.

I’ve said before that my hand quilting style is best described as quantity over quality. My stitches are not small and even, but they are good enough.

I will never tire of the texture from parallel lines of stitching.


Since taking these photos, I’ve washed this quilt. But that saga deserves its own post. Look for it soon.

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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7 Responses to Drum Roll, Please…..

  1. quiltipatti says:

    love it, love it. straight line quilting has a lot going for it. stitches may not be tiny enough in the ‘quilt police’s’ eyes, but they look mighty fine to me. i am a lover of more quilting (like you just did) not necessarily fancy quilting, just lots of it. i think the quilts last longer that way. congrats on a job well done. patti in florida

  2. Sandi says:

    Beautiful!! You really bring these old tops to life. Hugs,

  3. Marybeth Richardson says:

    Never apologize for those stitches….you do a wonderful job. You are so right, the straight line all over stitch pattern can’t be beat, especially on old quilt tops.

  4. Darlynn Venne says:

    Oh my! One of my favorites~ Well done, Katy

  5. What a fantastic finish, Katy!

  6. You do lovely work…The original maker is pleased, I’m sure.

  7. Val W says:

    That’s a great re-make on this quilt. Instead of new and improved, it looks old and improved.

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