Saturday, February 22, 2020

Hand Quilt Along, Slow Sunday Stitching

Three weeks have passed since the last Hand Quilt Along check-in.  During that time, I finished hand-quilting my Color it Red project, a 15" piece called Hattie's Baskets designed by Jo Morton. 



I am really pleased with how it came out.  This is only the third piece I have hand-quilted and the Hobbs Tuscany Collection Silk Blend I won last year worked a lot better for me than whatever I had used previously. 

I also finished this morning the Cassandra's Circle center piece for the 2020 BOM by Barbara Brackman @ Civil War Quilts.  I was having a hard time getting these plumes placed.  I had all of them sewn on but 1 when I noticed there was not enough room, it was going to be overlapping its neighbors.  So I took 3 of them off, and resewed them.  They are placed better, but I think I need to loosen where they fit under the flower and straighten a couple out.  I'm still thinking about that.  At least it is done. 



What I will be working on the next couple of days is the Buhl-Bushong Quilt,  finishing up the assignment for this month, to finish this border.  This is month 8 of a BOM being offered by the Virginia Quilt Museum from one they have in their collection. 


I still need to piece a lot of my crown blocks that go in the center of the quilt. 

The others in the Hand Quilt Along are below.  Pop on over and see what everyone has been doing.

Hand Quilt Along Links

This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piecers to share and motivate one another. We post every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another.  If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below.

I will also be linking up to Slow Sunday Stitching on Kathy's Quilts.  Be sure and check those links out too.

I really appreciate the inspiration I find on both of the above.  My favorite Sundays are the ones where both happen to fall on the same Sunday.  

Thanks for stopping by!  


18 comments:

QuiltGranma said...

LOVE your little quilt! Wish your blog was available to come into my inbox, then I would sign up!

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Nice finish on your little wall hanging! Love all your on going projects

nwpaintedlady said...

Hi Karrin ~ you do really lovely work. Congrats on the finish. It's beautiful! :) Sharon

K Reeves said...

HUrrah for a lovely finish, Karrin! The Bushong quilt is really coming along now, is it growing on you?

stitchingirlblog.wordpress.com said...

Hattie's Basket is so pretty! It is really gorgeous. Your projects are very pretty and your work looks so perfect.

Sarah said...

That little quilt is so cute! I'm really impressed by your BOM, that looks like it took some working out!

Quilter Kathy said...

Wow those plumes look really hard to stitch! Great job!
Your miniature quilt is so pretty!
I have not tried silk batting yet... sounds like I should try it!

CathieJ said...

I love Cassandra's circle. I think I would have given up if I had to take out 3 plumes. I love that little basket quilt. The color is so rich.

Kim said...

Your finished Hattie's Baskets is lovely. You must feel a sense of achievement for this fabulous finish. LOVE those blue plumes....gorgeous colours!

The Crafty Creek said...

I love your red mini quilt, it's stunning! Love your other projects too, looking forward to seeing them progress :-)

Jill said...

Hattie's Basket is a wonderful classic. Oh my only 15". You definitely do exquisite work. Enjoy Buhl-Bushong applique this upcoming week.

Susan said...

As I always do, I think your work is beautiful. The Cassandra block is gorgeous and doesn't need any fixing. I will love seeing your Buhl-Bushong quilt as you finish it. I've thought it was a gorgeous quilt, but didn't have time to work on it. Such a beauty you will own ... along with all your other beautiful quilts, including your little basket one at the top of the post.

dq said...

You have some beautiful applique' projects going on here! I may have to check out the hand quilting linky you referred to!

Your blue spiral piece looks great. I would have never guessed you struggled with it.

Karen said...

I made one of those Jo Morton basket quilts many years ago. I made it for a donation for a guild fund raiser. You had to bid on the little quilt you wanted. I decided I really liked the basket quilt I had made and ended up paying $60 to buy it back.
Love the blues in your plume block.

Db said...

Love your little quilt! It truly has the vintage feel.❤️

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Your pretty blue plumes look perfect to me!
I have one of Jo's books from the library right now. I love that shade of red you used as a background in your Jo piece, really striking.
Always something so pretty to see in your posts, Karrin.

Denise :) said...

Your Hattie's Basket is terrific -- the quilting really makes it! I love your version of the Cassandra's Circle center block! :)

Andrea Charles said...

I loved that Bull-Bushong quilt very much. I would like to see that after the border gets finished. The basket quilt and plumes quilts look incredible. No wonder when you mentioned slow Sunday stitching as this piece of art requires a significant focus—expecting great works from you in the future too.