Monday, October 22, 2012

Spinning Stars ~ some hand quilting

This weekend, Fall was definitely in the air, and I had the urge to do a bit of hand quilting. My Spinning Stars quilt top had been pieced for a week or two. It just took some basting...


And some shopping for the perfect shades of No. 8 Pearl Cotton...


One block done....
Eight more to go!


. . . Cindy

20 comments:

  1. Wow - this is gorgeous! I love the pattern and your color choices and hand quilting too?? - over achiever ;-)

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  2. You are so good!!! Nice work, Cindy.

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  3. Very beautiful. I love the hand stitching and the varied colours.

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  4. Beautiful! It's going to be gorgeous!

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  5. Gorgeous! Where do you get your pearl cotton?? I can never find many pretty colors. :)

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    1. The Pearl Cotton is Presencia. I really like their color selection. One of my local shops sells it, but you can also find it online. Joggles.com is one source.

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  6. Beautiful precision piecing. This quilt is divine.

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  7. The dreamy colors of the pearl cotton & your hand quilting add a lot to an already beautiful quilt. Can't wait to see the quilt completed.

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  8. Hi Cindy, I would like to try hand quilting; what method do you find easiest; pinning or basting your quilts together? And how do you baste your quilts together? Also do you use a hoop, and what size needle? By the way, I love your version of Spinning Stars!! Thanks!!

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    1. Sharni, I usually thread baste my quilts for hand quilting, but this one is pin basted because I'm also machine quilting the print fabrics. I'll machine quilt a block, then do the hand quilting. I'm able to remove pins in that block so the thread doesn't get caught up in the pins. I have always used a hoop for hand quilting, but the block was too big for my hoop in this one. I decided to try without a hoop and it's working really well. My needle is a size 5 crewel/embroidery needle made by Bohin. Thank you!

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  10. Absolutely stunning and gorgeous, love the colors and the quilting is awesome! Thank you for sharing your talents and knowledge!

    Have a super great sewing and stitching day!

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  11. wow! Your quilting is beautiful, as are the spinning stars. Your blog is one of my absolute favorites -- so much beauty and inspiration.

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  12. Cindy! Holy cow! Your quilt is gorgeous. Go you for handquilting it! Its the best way to go, in my opinion. I just love it. Please post a load of pictures when you complete this beauty!

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  13. Wow, Cindy, I love everything you do! mmmm

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  14. Cindy, Can you tell me where you got this pattern? I love it!

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    1. Click on the link for the Spinning Stars pattern in the first line of the post and it will take you right to the free pattern!

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  15. Like this with the white even better than how the pattern was written. Great execution--the white really makes it pop.

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