Slow Stitching did get done, more machine stitching also and more sauce!
Stain Glass Stars has progress and I am more than half way done hand quilting this little wall hanging. I am now on the blue star area and all in the fore front is finished.
A close up of the stitches – I don’t actually take really tiny stitches – really good is 10 stitches or so to the inch – I take more like 6-7 most of the time but it is very consistent so it might look smaller because of that. I have tried over the years to take tinier stitches but it just doesn’t happen – I find I have to really, really think about it and that takes all the fun and relaxation out of hand quilting if you are counting stitches constantly.
The back of the quilt.
The last 3 big blocks of Primary Colors are done – next step is to lay everything out on the floor and then lay out the half blocks along the sides – I need to lay everything out so I get color placement right. I will probably try to work on that Tuesday or Wednesday. I am linking to Love Laugh Quilt: Monday Making and MCM#84 and Em’s Scrapbag today.
On a social media group there was a little chatter about Dear Jane quilts and I snapped off a quick photo of the red/white one that I did several years back so I thought I would share it here. This one I called “Insanity Revisited” as I thought I was nuts to make a second Dear Jane quilt – each of them took me close to 4 – 5 years from start to finished – all hand pieced and hand quilted.
And now because I am showing the second one I feel I should find a photo of the first one I called “Insanity” these quilts are both about 88 inches square if I remember right. If I remember right I think I finished this one in 2009 (started in 2004) and the red and white one in 2015 (started in 2008). This scrappy version belongs to daughter Melanie as she was really into this quilt from beginning to end.