If you want a golden rule that will fit everything, this is it: Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.William Morris.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Hand Quilt Blog Hop

I am excited about this blog hop, anytime when there is hand quilting involved, I just get tickled pink.

So my quilt I want to share is my blue and white Rocky Road. This one is what I call a true scrap quilt because the blue fabric is from  clothing that I made for my girls when they were little.  
And my oldest daughter will be 40 next month so a good portion of it is not all 100% cotton, mostly blends.  


I have so much fun looking at the fabric and remembering what I made. 


I am using blue Coats and Clark quilting thread.


It is a twin size quilt with Mountain Mist Country Rose Cotton batting.


I'm about 3/4 done.


I do a majority of my quilting in a hoop and as you can see I am on this one. 






 I had a few blocks leftover so I decided to use them on the back. 



It almost looks like a whole another quilt.


I want to thank you for stopping by and letting me share my quilt.
I hope you are able to check out the others at



24 comments:

  1. Don't you just love hand quilting! To me it is meditation. I love your quilt. Strangely I love the back of the quilt most.... Go figure!

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  2. Hand quilting is like meditation for me too! I just love the quilting you have done and the way you laid your quilt out with fun stuff on the back as well as the front! That is my style emerging too! Thanks for sharing and have a blessed day! Kathi in fla :)

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  3. Oh my....what a precious memory for you. Wish I had my dresses from when my children were little....long since gone:((( Your quilting is beautiful. When I sit at my quilt frame, the hours just seem to fly by!

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  4. What a sweet quilt! String quilts are so fun, and yours has such nice memories in the fabrics. Lovely stitches, and the back of the quilt is great too.
    Thank you for sharing!

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  5. Lovely quilt and I do like that blue quilting thread.

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  6. Beautiful quilt and nice hand quilting. The blue quilting thread highlights the blocks.

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  7. What a lovely quilt, with so many memories in all the fabrics. Those are the very best kind, I think!

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  8. What a sweet, sweet, sweet quilt! Love the memories! And the back of the quilt is gorgeous too. :)

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  9. Absolutely gorgeous!! You have created an heirloom for your family to treasure!
    P

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  10. I love hand quilting,too. It's so relaxing and just soothes my soul. My hoop is never empty here in Providence Village, TX USA.

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  11. I love hand quilting,too. It's so relaxing and just soothes my soul. My hoop is never empty here in Providence Village, TX USA.

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  12. A great story and lot of memories to a beautiful quilt. Don't get any better than that.

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  13. That's a beautiful quilt and your stitching is wonderful. I'm visiting from the blog hop. Happy sewing!

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  14. We see so few hand quilted quilts these days. Yours is beautiful! Isn't it fun to quilt with a contrasting thread - it makes the quilt patterns stand out so beautifully! How fun to revisit all those old fabrics whenever y ou look at this quilt.

    I am also a fan of hand quilting, but have come to accept that I won't live long enough to hand quilt everything. Especially with arthritis in my hands. So I pick the ones I hand quilt carefully and machine quilt many others. I also love to "big stitch" by hand, which is perfect for primitive style quilts.

    I'm putting your blog on my blog reader so I can keep up with what you are doing.

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  15. Beautiful quilt and stitching. Just curious....how big are the white diamond shapes?

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  16. Don't you love using a contrasting thread to quilt. Love your quilt!

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  17. Beautiful stitching! Your quilt is wonderful.

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  18. Beautiful stitching! Your quilt is wonderful.

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  19. Both sides are great: the front when you want traditional and the back when you want modern. Nice quilting. Contrasting color takes confidence. :-)

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  20. That is a beautiful quilt and gorgeous hand quilting. I love that it has so many memories stitched into it.

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  21. I really love your quilt. It's great it has so many memories

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  22. Awesome quilt and quilting.Happy sewing!!
    From Spain

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  23. I enjoyed your blog. Your quilt is beautiful.

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