Monday, January 20

Nine hours sewing...cross-hatching!

The machine and I were working overtime yesterday... yes, it took nine hours to get this lovely cross-hatch border quilted...
 It was too hot to be outside yesterday so I made it my mission to get the cross-hatching done...
...doesn't it look lovely. I spaced the grid at 1 inch, which is a nice size to work on...

My favourite tool for marking straight lines has got to be the Hera marker...no worries about chemical damage to fabric...or if the lines will wash out...
 
Again I must give credit to Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville for the free Dancing Nine Patch pattern ...I love it!
 
A new week ....lots to do.
Take care...

24 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I love the controlled scrappy look. Very elegant.

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  2. Beautiful! I love the controlled scrappy look. Very elegant.

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  3. Beautiful quilt. Love the border!

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  4. As usual, beautiful!!!

    Oz is certainly having some extreme weather!

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  5. That quilting give the border such a rich texture and it will be amazing with the applique! How can you quilt for nine hours in one day? You are a better woman than me!!

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  6. That's a lot of quilting, but it sure is beautiful! Well done Julia! :0)

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  7. It looks great, and I envy the patience and talent!!

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  8. You were a patient, meticulous quilter on the cross hatching, Julia. It looks perfect in the border. Well done.

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  9. Julia your cross hatching looks amazing. Sew accurate..

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  10. What a beautiful quilt, the cross hatching looks wonderful.

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  11. What a lot of work, but it was so worth it!!I had to return my HQSS because it wasn't working, and I'm really looking forward to getting it back and doing some serious quilting.

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  12. Wow, looks so nice! I quilt professionally, so I can say that is a BIG day of quilting!

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  13. Love cross hatching, but not sure I would have the patience to go that small, but very effective.

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  14. Nice work, Julia! Looks so classic and professional!

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  15. Beautiful, I love the Cross Hatching. Such clean lines. Did you quilt this on your SS?

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  16. Your quilt is just lovely Julia. The cross hatching on the white looks so fresh and crisp. I will keep the dancing ninpatch in mind for future use but have a few UFOs to finish first.

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  17. Love the cross hatching -simple but very attractive.

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  18. It looks fabulous...lot of hard work though!

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  19. That's my favourite type of quilting...
    Your top looks Lovely.
    xx

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  20. Well done Julia. It looks wonderful. Would love to be able run my hand over that cross hatching. They are always so tactile.

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  21. Julia - I know that Bonnie has a big emphasis on 'scraps' but gosh my friend, you have shown with this one that small pieces can be just as stunning as bigger ones! It's just gorgeous, well done... x

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  22. The cross hatching suits it perfectly, and I can appreciate how much time it took to do! But oh, am I envious of you getting nine hours of nonstop sewing time. What I could do if given that chance!

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