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Thursday 25 January 2018

Coming along…

There's still a long way to go with the hand quilting, but at last, I can see progress. It's definitely
coming along, and, is more than half done. This is just the incentive I need to push on and do more.

I'm not sure the abstract acorn motif is particularly evident, but that doesn't matter. I like the ripple effect caused by the hoops within hoops of stitches. I'm not so keen on how grubby the quilt has become, all the rolling up, spreading out, and general handling has made for one very dirty item. I'm too scared to wash it before I finally add the binding though in case the batting felts or shrinks. I'll just have to live with dirty hands and a mucky quilt for now…unless anyone can suggest ways of cleaning a quilt before it is finished that won't affect the batting?

A trick of the light:
the quilt isn't quite as dirty as the deep shadows suggest.



  1. That texture is just beautiful!

  2. I can't see dirt anywhere! Are you sure it is not a trick of the light? The ripple effect and the way the light plays in the dimples is fantastic.
    I have no idea how to clean an unfinished quilt, baste on a binding?, millions of safety pins? I just wouldn't bother cleaning anything before it is completed.
    Don't give up!

  3. Your hand quilting is gorgeous! I just found your
    blog, by way of Queeniepatch.
    No one cares a bit about 'dirt', what dirt? When they see your stitches
    it's all about wow, great quilting.
    Excellent book too.

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