Sunday, February 17, 2013

hand quilting

 Hello, happy Sunday!

I hope you all are having a lovely weekend. Mine is going pretty well, not much of my usual sewing happening since my Juki stopped working a few days ago and I had to take it to the "machine doctor" :( No fun at all!

I can't complain much, though. Not having the machine means that I have all this time to work on hand quilting my Single Girl .


It's a slow, but pretty relaxing process, so no complaints here. My least favorite part, I must say, is marking the quilting lines which I find extremely boring and tedious (I'm using a blue marker that disappears once it gets wet - it works well, I tried it already).


 Oh, I'm so loving these chunky stitches. 


I don't use any frames or hoops when quilting. I tried, but it did not work for me. I just find myself a nice comfy spot on the sofa, hold the quilt firmly with my left hand, and quilt.


 As you can see, I'm quite enjoying myself.

Wishing you all a wonderful rest of the weekend. Svetlana

Linking up to Chase's Weekending.

32 comments:

  1. Looks like you are having fun! This quilt is going to be amazing! Is there a different template for each piece in the ring?

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  2. The quilting is lovely, but bummer about your Juki. Love the photo of you. Looks like you are having the time of your life. hehe

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  3. Love that photo of you quilting! Bummer on the machine doctor, hope he can get it sorted soon, but in the meantime, the hand quilting is fab :o)

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  4. So very beautiful! The quilt AND you ; )

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  5. So lovely seeing it up close! Hope your machine is better soon! Jxo

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  6. Svetlanko, mas to moc krasne!!! Opravdu. Budu se muset prestat bat a take se jednou do rucniho prosivani pustit, urcite ten cas a pracnost za vysledek stoji. A doufam, ze u toho budu vypadat stejne hezky a sympaticky jako Ty! :)
    Mej se hezky, Jola

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  7. your Single Girl is gorgeous! (and so is your quilting...) Hopefully your Juki will be on the mend soon...best wishes for a happy week...

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  8. Gorgeous quilt and good luck getting your machine fixed ASAP!

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  9. I know its going to be beautiful!! Have fun with the stitching!!

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  10. Svetlana
    You are adorable.
    Love your single girl and the hand quilting. I also love your scrapvomit quilt in the background

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  11. OH, what a cute picture! What's gone wrong with your Juki? Is it a computerized Juki?

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  12. So cute! I love seeing all of your quilts and pillows in the photo with you. So sorry about your Juki, I hope it's better soon!

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  13. That's how I hand quilt too, but it really hurts my fingers so I don't hand quilt much anymore. I love your quilt, it's beautiful. I also love the photo of you quilting, you look so happy!!!

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  14. Lovely photos! I won't tell the quilt police about you because I don't use a hoop either!

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  15. Such beautiful stitches and such a cute photo! ;) xo Heather

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  16. I love your quilt and you do look like you are having the best time.

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  17. Just beautiful, and I love the pic of you!!

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  18. it's so lovely! I hated marking the lines on my single girl too, but it was so worth it in the end!

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  19. Big smile on my face here, too. Love the photo of you on the couch and doing handquilting. :) What a joy that you have joy doing so. Makes me wonder whether I'll quilt my single girl by hand or machine once it's done (which won't happen soon, but one can dream).

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  20. Beautiful! I have always wanted to do a single girl but now I really want to. Maybe when I finish my sons quilt I will.

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  21. What a lovely way to spend some time on a winter weekend! Love the picture :)

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  22. I love how that hand quilting looks on your Single Girl. I've just finished cutting out all my templates for mine.
    Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  23. Beautiful! I never knew how big the the circles were on that quilt until seeing your happy pic!

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  24. I'm dying to hand quilt something and have yet to brave the process. How did you pin it all together?

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  25. How fun! I want to try perle cotton for hand quilting. I see in an earlier picture that you are using DMC floss? How is that working for you? Your quilt is gorgeous and your stitches are so nice. I need to practice before I go big in that perle cotton where everybody can see the stitches! LOL

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  26. Oh, your Single Girl looks amazing! Loving those hand stitches.

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  27. What a lovely way to enjoy a Sunday. I'm so inspired to do some handstitching. The quilt is beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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  28. Oh that looks beautiful! I love handquilting too. I dont use ahoop either. It seems more manageable!

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  29. I've started hand quilting my quilt too, without a hoop this time. So much more cosy and tactile. I love it. You obviously seem to be enjoying your quilting however, it will be good to see it completed too.

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  30. your stitches are so even and perfect...something i can only dream about

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  31. It's so nice to see that someone else still likes to hand quilt. I just can't get myself to quilt on the machine.

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  32. Hallo Svetlana! Nice to see your cute blog.You have made so beautiful things.
    Fantastic to do hand quilting.I love the picture of your cat. I´m a GREAT catlover.
    I have a blog too, so PLEASE,if you want to take a look the address is here;
    www.quiltarkatt.blogspot.se

    Greetings from
    Lena in Stockholm,Sweden

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