HAND QUILT ALONG: Making Progress

When I decided to start quilting ‘Wishing You Good Will’ I admit, I was overwhelmed, terrified at the physical size and commitment this undertaking would require. I have always tackled much smaller projects and thought I wasn’t truly prepared. I literally have no room for a table type scroll stand, then I thought a hoop floor stand might just work.

I have kicked the stand to the curb 

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Well not really, but I abandoned its use in the first week and have been using the hoop perched on my lap since. I have been making slow but steady progress but still wondering if I will ever get to the borders.

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Good Will sits front and center in the living room daring me to forget or neglect her.

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If you noticed the horse in my background that is MOBO. That handsome bronco was made by D. SEBEL & CO., ERITH, KENT, ENGLAND from 1947 – 1972. This metal horse is one of the earliest model horses. I found this beauty in an antique store and could not pass up the purchase. I had a mobo, one of the most memorable memories of my childhood. He moves using a pumping up and down method on the stirrups, forward only. He provided hours of fun not only for me but for the kids in the neighborhood.

Hand Quilting and Childhood Treasures ~ it doesn’t get any better than that ©

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This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piecers to share and motivate one another. We post every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another.  If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below.

KathyLoriMargaretEmmaTracyDebConnieSusan,  NanetteSassy , Edith, and Sharon.

 

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Baby Blankets and the Garden

One of my favorite crochet stitches is the shell pattern, its easy and fast,

change the hook size, change the count, add a ruffle, a ribbon, a stuffed

animal and you have the perfect baby gift ~ I was busy this winter

 

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The popcorn stitch is lots of fun for baby blankets, a tighter weaver, a warmer blanket

 

 

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Babies and Crochet Baby Blankets

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