Quilting and Applique

Joseph’s Coat, quilts, Red & Green Traditional Applique

I did get my floors cleaned yesterday – one job done – I still need to do the dreaded not often done chore of dusting this house.  I find it hard to understand how a closed up house gets so dusty – the windows haven’t been open in ages due to the heat but somehow it finds its way inside anyhow.

Last night I got part of one of the large flowers in the corner appliqued on the Red and Green quilt– hard to see the work as the thread matches the flower! Which is exactly how that is supposed to be!  Next to work on today is the smaller inside petals and the yellow center – on to the leaves before the next flower.  I am just working my way on down the border – then I won’t forget any little piece.


Also – and a big drum roll here! I am now officially half way finished quilting the Joseph’s Coat quilt!!!  5 out of 10 rows are finished – on to section #6  I have so far put in 57 hours on the quilting.  This is actually not taking as much time as I thought it would take.


On the right hand top corner I can now see the green area coming into view Smile green was the last color added to this quilt when piecing.


My goal for 2012 was to hand quilt two queen size quilts and it looks like I will meet my goal.  I still have one more queen size in the pile to quilt, one quilt top that is about 8o x 80 (Dear Jane #2, I don’t remember the size off hand) and two couch size quilts – I don’t remember their size off hand.  Of course I have a feeling by the end of the year the Red and Green will be finished and then that quilt will be added to the pile of tops as well – one never really gets caught up does one – unless you only work on one quilt from beginning to end that is! and really there are very few of us that does that Smile

I’m already itching to start another top and I’m trying really hard to control myself on that.  I’m thinking simple patchwork, piece work done with the sewing machine not by hand this time so it would be done quickly  – but I really am trying to finished something first – I wonder if I will be able to keep myself under control?

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5 comments… add one
  • Debbe Jul 25, 2012

    I love watching the progress on your quilts. You do amazing work.
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  • Ruth Jul 25, 2012

    You want dust bunnies? Try being a yarn dyer! My yarn bunnies mate with my dust ones and we have lots of offspring!
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  • Marianne Jul 25, 2012

    Karen, I really admire your stick-to-it-ivity and will power – what great results you get by not succumbing to that Yen for a new project! I often get side-tracked because I love working with fabric, just handling it. So good for you for keeping your eye on the finish line! Your Joseph’s Coat is gorgeous.

  • Vivian Jul 25, 2012

    Hang in there. You can do it. 🙂
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  • Doreen Jul 25, 2012

    Your quilt tops mount up almost as fast as mine!! How can that be? Breaks in routine are good! I have full confidence that you will “do the right thing”! BUT, really, there is no “wrong thing”, just different!!!! Love your work!!!!
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