Wednesday, August 13, 2014

WiP - hand quilting


There is not much sewing happening at my place. I'm in hand quilting mode.


It was raining in the afternoon so I hand quilted while watching .... have a guess! Yeah, Barbie!


I read many times how people hand quilt in the car. I wanted to try it out. We were only going to my parents' house. There is nothing like highway so there were some turnings and I don't think is worth it since it is only 15 minutes away, lol. Ridiculous is the word to describe my car sewing experience.


I had all the houses quilted around and it was time for pinwheels. I marked circles around and managed to quilt around all of them. I left the quilt on couch to have it cat approved.



I only hand quilted the top and batting together. Now it is time to add polar fleece for backing and move on to sewing machine.

On a way home I snapped this perfect spot for picture taking. I'm afraid these will be gone by the time I finish this quilt.



Linking up with
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced Sew Fresh Quilts

25 comments:

  1. Very cute! I'd say it's definitely cat approved!

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  2. your house quilt is lovely, how appropriate whilst watching Barbie. I couldn't quilt in the car, I would be sick, trains and planes are ok though. hope you are having a great summer

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  3. Your quilt is looking really good but your kitty, OMG how adorable is cat approval??? :)

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  4. Vera, that is a wonderful house quilt! And I am in love with your quilt inspector!
    I can't do anything in a car without getting motion sick, but I do see that a lot of people enjoy hand quilting as they travel. Perhaps you could keep a stash of hexies going for car trips?

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  5. Your houses with 3D pinwheels are so cute. Love the dancers in each window.

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  6. How precious is your cat? Love that particular photo of its face. This is turning out so cute.

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  7. Wow, that is a very happy and satisfied cat. I get motion sick, so I can't do much in a car other than drive, talk, or nap. I am extremely jealous of people who can read and be productive on a trip!

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  8. Great photos in this post. I love the quilt - and the cat is pretty cute, too!

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  9. I love the little ballerinas in the houses! Precious! Happy stitching!

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  10. I have some of these Sommerville fabrics and it's so fun to see what you've done with them.

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  11. Aww...cute cat! Your quilt is already getting lots of love. :) Happy quilting.

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  12. I already know this is going to be my favourite of all of your projects - I'm excited to see it getting nearer to completion, and I know a certain young miss will be happy too, next month :) Your gorgeous kitty (boy or girl?) looks like a very qualified quilt inspector - I miss mine!

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  13. Cat approved... tick

    I can't do anything in the car - not only is it too awkward most of the time, but doing anything in the car tends to make me car sick.

    I like that final photo. I hope it is still theat way by the time you get your quilt done.

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  14. Hezky pěkně :-)))To jsem se poránu zasmála.Bude to parádní quilt!!!Kocourovi se taky líbí.Díky za nádherné fotky,zdravím,Mirka

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  15. Hand quilting..... Now that's special! Your daughters quilt is going to be soooo COOL!
    I remember that time when all we could watch was Cartoon Network. My husband used to say that our tv was stuck.... Your cat looks like a cousin of our cat. I'll post a photo soon.
    LOVE your country scene photo!

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  16. I can see why the cat was quick to 'test' it - it looks so soft and cuddly with that lovely thick batting! Great work, looking forward to seeing it finished!

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  17. Looks lovely, I don't think I could quilt in the car while moving. Love the cat approval!

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  18. That quilt is adorable, and the quilting is going to be so lovely! It adds such a sweet detail around the houses.

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  19. Your quilt is beautiful but I'm afraid kitty steals the show. He/She is adorable.

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  20. I am so glad to see you finishing the ballerina quilt, Vera! That hand quilting will add such a handmade touch! Gorgeous colours in that quilt! My husband is baling hay today, too, but small square bales. Beautiful scenic photo!

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  21. I so love your little houses, but the kitty is stealing the show.....beautiful cat.

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  22. I cannot do any sewing in the car because of motion sickness. I envy you!
    The cat is gorgeous.

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  23. Your quilt and your cat are wonderful! The hand stitching is really giving the quilt that extra special touch.

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  24. Your hand stitching is beautiful, as is the whole quilt. There is nothing as important as having a quilt, cat approved. Barbie has good taste.

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