Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Hand Quilting Twinkle Twinkle

For way too long, Twinkle Twinkle has been folded and sitting on the shelf of an end table next to my spot on the couch.  Ignored.  I thought surely if I left it next to the couch I'd pick it up some night and start stitching.  Right.  Right?  No.


I can not even really remember doing it, but I had previously echo quilted the center of each star with perle 8 over the summer.  When I pulled it out again this week, I started echo quilting in each diamond shape around the star with various colors of perle.  I am about half way done with them.  


I now need to come up with a plan for each of the larger squares at the four corners of each star block.  You can see I've been sketching out little orange peel-like shapes in chalk.  They're a possibility....  but each time I lay the quilt out to see how I like my orange peels, someone moves in and makes a nest.  It's a weird reoccurring problem with this quilt in particular - she has a special affinity for the teal I think.


I am hoping to have this finished by the end of March (binding and all) so that I can enter it into our Modern Quilter's of Ireland exhibit.  Fingers crossed it's done in time!  A deadline might do me good here :)

11 comments:

pennydog said...

So cute, more Molly pictures please.

Patchwork and Play said...

Do you think you were waiting for the quilting fairies to arrive? I do that! Good luck on getting it wrestled off Molly- she sure loves it!

Sarah said...

molly wants it bad!!

Ruth said...

Are you sure Molly will let you enter it? Might have to make her a smaller version and swipe it our from under her nose?

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi Cindy! I think we know WHO will get this quilt! It's really beautiful and I love the teal colour. It's not so common for a base and looks gorgeus. Your quilting is going on beautifully and the orange peels sound great idea. I haven't stitched them - thank you for inspiration! x Teje

giddy99 said...

Love the quilt (and its occupant)! If I sit in front of the TV at night to do handwork, I have a cat who isn't truly comfortable until she's lying on top of either my tools, my materials or (last resort) the remote. :)

Judith, Belfast said...

Great idea to enter it into the exhibition! Maybe I should do the same with my unfinished Sew Irish Bee quilt!!! Jxo

Tomomi McElwee said...

Looking good. I better crack on mine too! We don't have tv room any more and I can only sew at my machine(excuses fo not hand sewing).

quirkyhannah said...

Someone can't wait for their new quilt- so cute! And love your hand quilting very neat :)

Archie the wonder dog said...

It looks wonderful so far. Speaking of wonderful, Molly is gorgeous!

Tina said...

Ha-ha! It's such an appealing quilt, I'd probably be just like Molly around it. Love the hand quilting!

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