Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Abundance...

quilted and bound!
Thank you again Lori  of Humble Quilts for such a fun quiltalong.
Looking forward to the linky party so I can see everyone's versions.
Go check out her latest post...her quilts were part of a recent exhibit and look absolutely stunning all displayed together.  And she looks pretty cute herself!

I learned a lot hand quilting this little treasure.
First, basting is an important step if you don't want puckers and creases on both the front and back of your little quilt. I could definitely benefit from a class or perhaps I should read one of those tutorials I have pinned on hand quilting! And although wool batt is like butter, it is puffy and hard to work with without a hoop. 
  About half way through the process, I discovered that if I steamed my little project, the wool batt acted almost like an adhesive, giving me a well basted, flat sandwich. And finally, definitely don't place a seam in your backing right under a line of quilting...LOL!With all that said and done, I am happy with how it turned out.  
Imperfect, but charming.
And the last line of quilting showed marked improvement!

26 comments:

Shirley said...

Lovely choice of fabrics Cheryl. Looks great.

Sue said...

Your Abundance is beautiful. You have a real knack for fabric/color choices.

Grit said...

Looks fantastic.
Best wishes, Grit

Lori said...

It is so cute, even if you did have a couple of struggles.:)
I just posted the Linky!

MulticoloredPieces said...

Hi, Cheryl. Lovely quilt. I like your use of the striped fabric with the prints. And I LUV your appliqué quilt in the previous post (being an appliqué fan). The quilting really enhances the appliqué.
best, nadia

Darlene said...

Adorable, Cheryl. You're the only one that sees the imperfections; I see something created beautifully by your hands! :-)

Janet O. said...

Looks very nice, Cheryl. I love that you hand quilted it.

Satu said...

If you had troubles with the quilting, there is no marks of them now! Perfect tiny stitches. Your Abundance is adorable little treasure!

Kindred Quilts said...

You did a great job with the hand quilting, and I like your fabric choices very much!

Quilting Babcia said...

Great job, and I love the fabrics you've chosen for your version of Abundance. I also found mine a bit difficult to hand quilt without a hoop.

taylorsoutback said...

Just adorable - and hand quilted too! Great job!!

Sue said...

What a lovely quilt & I really love those fabrics :-D

Barb said...

great version of Lori's quilt. I love the striped binding.

Béa said...

Very beautiful choice of fabrics, lovely quilt.

Merilyn said...

A lovely job there Cheryl!!! I still haven't got near mine, as work has been keeping me busy, soon, I hope soon........

Terry said...

It's so pretty! Well done! :0)

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

Cherie, your quilt is gorgeous..love the vintage look. This was a fun QAL.. i wonder what Lori's next project will be :)))
cheers...Marian

Maureen said...

Beautiful! I especially love the striped fabric. So sweet! Well done on the hand quilting. The wool batt may be puffy but it shows up the quilting very nicely. I, too, am learning I need to do a better job basting. Interesting about steaming the wool batt. I would never have thought of that.

Me and My Stitches said...

Such a cute little quilt! As always, I love your fabric choices and the hand quilting is the icing on the cake!

gwendiequilts said...

I love your fabric choices!

Jeanne said...

Your Abundance quilt is perfect! Love the fabrics you used.

LuAnn said...

Love your Abundance quilt. Like you the more I quilt on mine, the better my stitches look. Your fabrics are great.

Wendy said...

Like so many other comments, I love your fabric choices. We learn something new with each project. The hand quilting adds to the charm.

libbyquilter said...

yes, that sweet stripe catches my eye too~! VERY CUTE~!

:-)
libbyQ

Karen said...

I am going round visiting blogs to see the fabrics everyone chose. I jsut made mine this evening. Too late for the link-up but at least I did it.

Raewyn said...

What a beautiful finish; good on you with your hand quilting, and I love your fabric choices.