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A Quilting I Will Go

Sunday, January 27, 2013

I'm keeping busy with quilting. I made the quilt top over 5 years ago but due to health issue I just couldn't get it in the frames until a few days ago. I've been quilting away on it, but it does get tiring on the ole back and fingers. I'll be working on it for the next 8 to 10 weeks or so.....that's about how long it should take. It's a queen/king size with LOTS of stitching on it. There's stitching every inch and a half on it. It's the most stitching I've ever done on 1 quilt before.

The quilt top pattern is called "If the Irish were Amish". It's a very pretty quilt made in burgandies and creams. The back is cream also, and I'm stitching it in burgandy so the stitching design will show up on the back. I'm looking forward to finishing it. It's the first quilt I've made for myself in a very very long time.

A plus about my quilting.....it keeps my mind off of food. I have to set timers to even remind myself to go eat, go let the dogs in or out, etc. So it's good busy work to quilt.

My Quilt From the Top:

Close Up of Top and Quilting I've done so far:

Quilting pattern on Back of Quilt:

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    This is absolutely beautiful!!
    1912 days ago
  • MIRFA71
    emoticon very beautiful.
    1913 days ago
    Great job!! I just finished one but I do machine quilting, it's not near as nice as yours.
    1913 days ago
    Your quilt is beautiful! I have some quilt squares I want to embroidery and put together and I have a quilt frame and the batting to make the quilt (a King Size), I just need to pick out my back for it once I decide on the embroidery colors. I love sewing, embroidery, quilting, needlepoint, and crochet! I am currently crocheting a Baby Blanket for a much younger (30 years younger) cousin who just had her second Baby, a little girl, in December. I agree working on projects with your hands definitely keeps your mind off of eating!!!!
    1913 days ago
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