Friday, March 30, 2012

Plugging Away

The lack of any blogging this week has several causes, none of which are worth blogging about.  But some stitching has been done.  I'm trying to finish the hand quilting on my version of Lori's (Humble Quilts) Strawberry Fields Quiltalong from a couple of years ago. 

Patriotic Fields is what I'm calling this.  I attached my binding ahead of finishing the quilting to avoid all those ratty edges from handling.  Rule breaking, I know! 

I've been using my Beam and Read light while propped up in bed, and some nights I only get a few stitches in before it's time to turn the lights out.  A few more hours of work are left, I think.  Let's just call this utility quilting, as my stitches are not close and tiny.  I'm considering carrying the lines across the background out into the wider border, and just stitching in the ditch next to the red border.  Opinions? 

13 comments:

Quilt Hollow said...

Very pretty...as always

Janet O. said...

I think that sounds like a good plan. This is very cute. I wasn't blogging back when this was posted. I love it!

Quilter Kathy said...

It's looking great!
What about stitching both sides of the red border, and then just making one line of stitching parallel to the borders running right down the center of the blue border?

Shay said...

I remember when you were making this and it cant be two years ago!

Looking very swish . I like your plan for the quilting.

Dawn said...

What an eye catching quilt! I love the 'rule bending' and have bound before finishing the quilting too. I say go for it.
Thank you for sharing.

Marg said...

I like the plan for the quilting too. It's looking great already.

*karendianne. said...

Charming. Great stitch work and I'm all for breaking the rules. This piece is a personal favorite!

Pokey said...

Opinions? I sure like it a LOT! I think if your method works for you, who cares about the rules...it sounds like a good idea to me ~
:-}pokey

Stephanie said...

I now believe there are no rules in quilting. I've done the same in the past with the binding. I really enjoy the big stitch and think yours looks terrific.

One Minnesota Quilter said...

I think your quilting looks fine - and I like your fabric choices! :)

Bonnie said...

The hand stitching is wonderful.

Libby said...

Why not put the binding on - your quilt, your rules. Life's too short to not do it your way *S*

Love the quilting1

Jeanne said...

Love this little quilt! I have the pattern saved for my 'to do' list.