The Pokeberry Quilt

The Pokeberry Quilt

Sunday, January 10, 2016

In Full Bloom

 
Yay me, was all I could say when I finally finished hand quilting In Full Bloom.
 
What a challenge. 

 
I used two different #8 Valdani perle cotton threads for the stitching. 
I'm not fond of using a thimble when I hand quilt.  I use what is called Vet Wrap.  An elastic wrap bandage that comes on a roll and you can cut it to any size.  I wrap my thump and needle finger to protect them and it also aids in grasping the needle to pull it through the wool.
 
 
 
 
 


22 comments:

  1. It is beautiful Nancy! Well worth your extra effort! Another heirloom for sure.

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  2. This is gorgeous! I love your color selections. AWESOME finish- congratulations!

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  3. Beautiful quilt!!

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  4. WOW! Colors are amazing especially this time of year. You make such wonderful quilts

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  5. Your quilt is just stunning...so cheerful on this gloomy New England day. Thanks for sharing

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  6. This is gorgeous! Lovely work and great idea using the vet wrap. Thanks for the tip. I don't like to use thimbles either.

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  7. Your quilt is beautiful, Nancy. But I have to admit I was surprised when it appeared in my feedly feed for your blog. I don't believe I've ever seen you use this range of colors before. (But then maybe I haven't been following long enough.)

    I can imagine that the quilting took a while, even with perle cotton.

    Gorgeous!

    Nancy. (ndmessier @ aol.com, joyforgrace.blogspot.com)

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  8. WOW! Your quilt is amazing and will be a quilt that is handed down throughout the generations! Good for you!

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  9. Amazing colors, just fabulous!

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  10. In spite of my Grandmother's urging, I too never wear a thimble--another great use for "vet wrap!!"

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  11. Your quilt and quilting is stunning--just gorgeous!!

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  12. It is magnificent! I hope you feel it was worth the effort because I certainly do. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  13. Your hand quilting is lovely on this, Nancy! Time well spent. This is a wonderful, cheerful quilt for this time of year. :D

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  14. Congrats on finishing off the BOM! I need to get back on track with mine, Bird Dance. Sue designs such wonderful pieces and colours!

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  15. Beautiful- what a treasure!

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  16. It's so beautiful. Colors are gorgeous. And I love the vetwrap tip. Love your blog

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  17. so if we are a no reply person, how do we change that

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  18. just stunning! what a lot of work

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  19. Beautiful! You've inspired me to dig out that particular BOM kit and get started.

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  20. It is really gorgeous!

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  21. I'm hugely impressed that you hand-quilted this wool masterpiece! You've truly made an heirloom. :-)

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  22. Simply Beautiful!

    Charlotte

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