Tuesday, November 29, 2016

scrappy, hand quilted 20-patch {a finished quilt}

 

My scrappy 20-patch quilt is all finished and ready for snuggles, yay!

I don't even remember last time I enjoyed making a quilt as much as I did this one. It wasn't a quick finish. I pieced the quilt top in October and have been slowly hand quilting it for about a month.


 I usually go with perle cotton #8 or embroidery thread when hand quilting my quilts. This time though I decided to use Clark bold hand quilting thread in white I had in my stash. And now I want to hand quilt everything using this thread. See this absolutely fabulous texture? I wish you could touch this quilt, it feels divine.


I took the inspiration from Rachel's beautiful Blue Phase quilt and quilted each rectangle using different patterns. Nothing too fancy, just my absolute favorite straight lines.


I chose dark-ish fabric for the quilt back and I just adore the way quilting looks on this side, as well. At first I wasn't sure how all those white stitches will look on such dark backing, but I'm super happy with the finish. 

And now I'm completely obsessed with hand quilting. OBSESSED!!! I tell you. Which is not such a bad thing, I guess. Hand quilting is pretty relaxing after all. I guess I'll just relax a bit more than usual in the next couple of weeks :)

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QUILT STATS
finished size: 48" x 69" 
fabrics used: favorite scraps + light colored solids
thread for quilting: Clark bold hand quilting thread in white 


Thanks for reading, friends. Svetlana

20 comments:

  1. I am also addicted to hand quilting! Do you use blue tape to mark your lines? Also, how do you bury/tie off your threads? I feel like mine are always wonky.
    I love this simple, beautiful quilt.

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  2. so pretty and snuggling! your hand quilting is awesome.

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  3. This is beautiful! The hand quilting is magnificent.

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  4. A lovely quilt, beautiful subtle colour combinations!

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  5. I love everything about this quilt Svetlana! A beautiful and creative finish with a soft, tactile and timeless feel to it.

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  6. Congratulations on this beautiful finish! I love the texture the varied hand quilting gives to the quilt. Fabric choices add to the warmth and welcome of this beauty! I have SO many questions about hand quilting! Have you done a post or tutorial on your method? I will go and take a look!

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  7. Hand quilting was the first thing I learned, and I'm so happy about that. I love it too. So relaxing and fun. Congratulations on a great finish!!

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  8. Svetlana, I can see in your stitching just how beautiful this quilt is and how much love was put into it. I haven't spent much time hand-stitching, but I can understand how great it would feel to have a quilt on your lap and create the stitch lines to really bring it to life! It's a beauty!

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  9. This is really lovely....your beautiful hand-quilting and the soft colors make me want to snuggle with this quilt!

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  10. Lovely quilt. I have hand quilted and enjoyed it, but would rather use my long arm if it is working good, which usually it isn't. You made a great quilt.

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  11. I would love to know how large your squares for the pieced blocks are. It is a lovely quilt and gave me inspiration for a charity quilt I will be quilting today! Thanks!

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  12. Your work is so inspirational! And beautiful! Love the variation in quilting patterns and those soft, mellow colors.

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  13. What patient work. Your hand quilting is so neat! I love all of the different patterns, it really makes each section stand out.

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  14. So, so cute! I always hand quilt, but I haven't gotten super creative with my stitching. But maybe I will now - what a fun quilt! Well done. :)

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  15. Lovely quilt.............Yikes!! hand quilted. You have much more patience then me. My fingers get sore just doing applique!

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  16. Iam so glad that you are promoting hand quilting! I am beginning to despair that it is a lost art. I learned to quilt 39 years ago (goodness!) from the dear ladies at my little church. I do tiny stitch and big stitch quilting on a big hoop. It is very relaxing and fulfilling. (And the best part is having your cat or dog snuggle with you as you work!)

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  17. I adore this quilt of yours!It is so eimple and yet sooo effective. Just too beautiful for words and I admire your lovely handquilting!

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