Oh, I know these detailed quilting shots are getting old and boring for you to see and read about, especially if you aren't a fan of hand quilting, but this is nearly the end!! I am so close to being finished hand quilting "All Around the Town" (Sue Garmon). And it isn't even the night before a quilt show where it is entered...LOL!
The quilt show block's grassy bit needed quilted grass to match the grass-like print.
I finally decided how to quilt the wooden end of the barn. The quilting isn't this noticeable - the camera flash seems to really bring the stitches out.
This is basically all the background I have left to quilt...oh, and the skinny stop border (the road). Other than that, all the quilting is done (happy dance...).
Oh, I spoke too soon...I see one little diagonal line of quilting on the church I forgot to do...DOH!
I tried to vary how I "quilt filled" the grassy bits so that no two styles would be right next to each other...I tried stars on the church lawn. I drew some crosses, but they just looked stupid.
The "hick house" is done, complete with a quilted pocket on the overalls and a fly on the boxer shorts (hee-hee)!
Hearts on the lawn around the kitty...but of course!
Another grassy fabric required more grassy quilting...it won't really show up...I'm the only one that will know about this quilting (and maybe you, if you can see it...).
The last house to fill in...
I've had to sit through some meetings and wait in the car for my daughter lately, so I managed to get some of the appliqued borders for my chocolate bunny quilt hand stitched. The words are a very portable project once they are prepped and glue-basted into place on a piece of background.
I bet that word got your attention!
This is not the final phrase for the border, but it is fun to play "sentence scramble" as I get the words appliqued, out of order.
Apparently Weasley (yawn) doesn't find me as amusing as I find myself and my quilting in the wee hours. He is getting bored with "All Around the Town." Time for Bed!
I have two quilt tops ready to take to a machine quilter tomorrow to send to Japan. I will share them when they are quilted next week! I wish I had time to hand quilt them, but Rhonda Loy of Dexter, Michigan does a nice job, and her turn-around time is amazing! I want to send these quilts as soon as possible!