Progress on Two

quilts, Red & Green Traditional Applique

Yesterday was such a nice day outside that I didn’t do much quilting until late in the day.  I decided on a quilting pattern for the new “X Marks the Spot” – I was just going to do outline quilting but then decided to go through my stencils that I have collected over time (some from the Stencil Company who held a give away on my blog last month) and I found what I think looks perfect on it.  Nothing excessive, just nice and simple with outline on the white parts.  I am using just plain gray thread on this one YLI 100% glazed cotton.  This is the only part that I quilted – just something to get started and see how it looked.

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Last night I also spent some time watching an old disaster movie on Netflix (too many nasty little bugs were outside to enjoy the evening out) while working on the applique for the Red and Green quilt – I’m happy to report that I finished border number 3! One more border left to applique.  This quilt top is getting so near to completion that I will most likely be concentrating on getting this one done and work mainly just on this one this week until I am finished with it.  The final border:

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Progress is such a wonderful thing isn’t it!

8 comments… add one

  • Caron Mosey Aug 15, 2012

    Karen, I LOVE LOVE LOVE your applique quilt! That is going to be a real beauty!
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  • Doreen Aug 15, 2012

    The ‘X’ quilt is so sweet with that quilting pattern!! Moving right along!!!!
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  • Karen L. Aug 15, 2012

    That quilting pattern on the “X” looks great! I always like curves mixed with geometric shapes. I like the yin-yang of it. The curves soften the straight lines; the straight lines set off the curves. Very nice!

  • Marianne Aug 15, 2012

    Good for you! I like the leaf pattern that you’re quilting.

  • Charlotte Aug 15, 2012

    Love the quilting design!! Perfect!
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  • Tim Latimer Aug 15, 2012

    I love the quilting pattern…perfect for that x!

  • Vivian Aug 16, 2012

    You’ll have to let us know about the thimbles.
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  • Vera Aug 16, 2012

    Your hand quilting is so pretty, and I can’t wait to see the applique top finished also.
    Glad YOU are making progress, I’ve hit a lull but hope to get back into a completion mode real soon.

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