Monday, February 7, 2011

A work in progress....

Hi everyone,

Last night I decided that I would start finishing my Dresden Quilt. I wanted to hand quilt this quilt using crochet cotton. I have a lot of crochet cotton. So, I dug through my bin of crochet cotton and found the two colors I wanted to use. I wanted to try a quilt-as-you-go method to put this quilt together.

Sew, I sandwiched my block and started quilting it last night. It is definitely more difficult to hand quilt using the crochet cotton. But the effect is definitely worth it. What do you think??




I'm almost done quilting this block.
Then, I have 11 more blocks to go.

This is my UFO project to complete for the month of February.
So, here's crossing my fingers that I can get it done.

Hugs


21 comments:

Barb said...

Ohhhh I just love the stitching around it...looks great!

Madame Samm said...

Ariane, this is beautiful...and I love your stitching around your points...sew 11 more to go right...you can do it....You are getting sew much more done than I am these days..lol

Quilt Hollow said...

Job well done...so pretty around the points!

Bonnie said...

It looks great and an achievable project in the month! Good luck with it all. Can't wait to see the quilt put together! :)

sunny said...

That's going to be beautiful! Keep on sewing.....

Impera_Magna said...

Oh, beautiful... just beautiful! I didn't know you could use crochet cotton to hand quilt... learn something every day...

Can't wait to see your finished quilt... it's going to be stunning!

DebbieM said...

Ariane, I just think that using the cotton thread looks stunning. I love the look of the pinkish color around the outside. It really adds alot to your quilting. I never thought of trying this, but I just might have to give it a try. Thanks.

GerryART said...

Definitely adds lots to it.
Good luck on the next 11.

Hugs
Gerry

paulette said...

STUNNING!! I love it!!
Paulette

Cathy said...

It looks really lovely. Is it hard to pull the crochet cotton through the fabric and batting?

FabricandFlowers said...

LOVE IT!

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Hi--Love that look!! I hadn't thought of crochet thread--don't know why????
I use Sulky variables in cotton in 12 wt or 30 wt--I love the look of the sultry blend of the color!!
so keep going--it will be beautiful when done!!!so worth the time and effort--
hugs, di and miss gracie

Debbie said...

I really like the stitching around the outside.

good luck getting it done this month!

Poppyprint said...

The stitching looks great! It's wonderful to use up your crochet cotton. My guild uses it to tie all of our charity quilts, too. Great idea to quilt-as-you-go. Good luck with the Feb. finish!!

Penny said...

Love it! The crochet cotton really makes the quilting 'pop'!

Catherine said...

Love the hand stitching in the crochet cotton. Beautiful!

Amy said...

It's looking great! I love the stitches!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Ariane....oh, gee, that is just so pretty..

Brooke said...

You're a clever one! I've never thought about using crochet cotton to hand quilt. I agree the extra effort gives a big pay off. The quilt looks lovely. I love the pink outline.

I think hand quilting is so relaxing, and it makes an already sentimental quilt even more so!

Millie said...

Ariane, beautiful hand work. I love your colors.

Micki said...

Beautiful stitching. Quilt as you go is the way to go for sure.
Micki