Wednesday, January 27, 2010

hand quilting

I am feeling about 85% better today, after that migraine yesterday... :o) I had to go to the grocery store to get milk and bread anyway, so I got the disappearing marker while I was out too, so that I could get started... :o)

Here is the anchor design. (Click on each picture, to see it enlarged.)

Here is a Mariners Star:

And here is a clipper ship. Jim made this stencil for me, off of a line drawing that was supposed to be for machine quilting.

So I have 3 of 42 blocks done... :o) I will be alternating the anchor and the star, with a few of the ships thrown in for good measure. (6 ships total.) And then there is a nice waves stencil for the outside border.
I wish the stitching stood out a little better. But I don't think that dark thread would stand out any better, on these print fabrics... So I will probably stick with the natural thread. I thought I may try one block tomorrow with a navy thread, just to see... (I also have a dark red thread...?) I hate second-guessing myself! :o)


Vesuviusmama said...

Glad to hear your migraine is gone - aren't they the worst! I used to get them often, but don't much anymore now that I have children (huh?). Anyway, I like the quilting designs. And second-guessing yourself is just part of the process. I do it ALL THE TIME.

kwiltmakr said...

They will be so nice when they are done and I know you will do a beautiful job. I am glad you got over your migraine.

Riet said...

Sorry to hear you had migraine. I never had it but I know it must be terrible. I like the handquilting Angela. Nice fabric too.

trish said...

Good Morning Angela.
So glad that your head ache is going away and you could get out for a few things. Fresh air goes a long ways. :o)
Your hand stitching is beautiful. I personally like the natural color of your thread. :o)
I will be blogging about my hand stitching, since my two other quilts are finished, I am working on my first one. :o) In other words, I started it before the other two. :o)
Hope you have a great day.

Becky said...

I like the stitching with the natural color. It's going to be soooo pretty when you finish.
Happy Stitching!

Cornfield Quilter said...

I like the stitching as it is. Great job!

Shirleymac said...

You do beautiful stitching Angela. I like the neutral thread. That's a lot of stitching you have ahead of you!

Shutterbugs said...

Beautiful work! I envy you your quilting ability...I've never gotten good enough at it to keep it up. I'm glad you're feeling better!