Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The Last Stitch

Checking my followers list, it is so nice to see that I have not lost any of you in my absence.  Thanks for hanging in there with me and to celebrate your still being here, I have a give away that I think you will like.  

So here I am taking the last hand quilting stitch on my Circus Stars Quilt !!!  I have it bound, labeled and washed now and neatly folded away from cat hair until I can get my daughter to help me get some nice pictures.  More to follow.


Now about the give a-way.  I have mentioned many times that I was hand quilting this quilt using the big stitch (in my case JUMBO stitch) with #8 pearl cotton YLI threads. This thread is pretty and is a fun to quilt with.  I enjoyed it so much, I thought I would share some with you - and here it is. Three skeins of in some of my favorite colors, but I love them all, so it was hard to choose. 

So if you would like to win these lovely threads, just leave a comment on my blog.  That is all there is to it.  If you can't leave comments, then send me an email at jqd@comporium.net and I will enter you in the drawing.  I will draw a name on Sunday, August 28.

In the mean while, I will be working on this snail trail border for my Doh-si-Doh quilt. 
 These are tiny little pieces, as you can see in this picture of the four patch that is in the center of the block. The penny would actually cover up the four patch if I laid it on top of it.   The fabrics are the same I used in the quilt and I thought this would make a nice border, but WHAT WAS I THINKING!!!!!  Seems like I can turn the simplist of projects into a challenge.
Here are all the tiny pieces sorted in sandwich bags - the only way I can keep from losing them.  I am piecing by paper piecing using an add-an-eighth ruler.  I will show more on this process later.


Well, that is it for now.  Please enter the drawing as I know you will love these threads.
Happy Stitching,
Teresa





22 comments:

Leeanne said...

Hi! I look forward to seeing the finished quilt.

Carol said...

OMG that border is just AWESOME!!!!!!
Can't wait to see the quilt!

Marj said...

Wow! Love the idea of a snail trail border. Good idea to paper piece such a small block. I will be checking back to see the Circus Stars and the new project.

StitchinByTheLake said...

I love this thread - beautiful colors! What needle do you use with it? blessings, marlene

Julie Fukuda said...

That snail trail border looks like a lot of work but it is so nice. I tried pearl cotton for the first time on my banner but I have a lot to learn to get it looking nice.

Martha said...

Indeed those are small pieces in your snail trail! Thanks for the chance to win!
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Raewyn said...

Good on you for another finish!! The snail trail is effective but oh those pieces are tiny!! What an inspiring giveaway gift!!

LuAnn said...

I love the look of perle cotton quilting, but I have yet to try it. I would love a chance to win one of these. Can't wait to see a full photo of your quilt all stitched.

mariebeers said...

The thread is awesome, would look wonderful on some of my prim wool projects. The quilt is going to be a beauty when finished--good job.

Purple Pam said...

Glad to see you are back. I like your snail trail quilt. Yes, those tiny pieces can be quite challenging.

Rose Marie said...

Looking forward to seeing those photos!

Thimbleanna said...

Wow -- those ARE tiny squares! Can't wait to see what that border will be attached to!

Anne Ida said...

Congratulations on finishing your Circus star quilt! I look forward to seeing a picture! And that snail trail border is AMAZING! Wow, you do love a challenge! But it will be a beauty!

Have a lovely weekend!

Marilyn Robertson said...

What beautiful thread! I haven't tried this type of thread to hand quilt with yet, but it sure looks like fun. The Snail Trail border is going to be wonderful!

*karendianne. said...

Hey! How did I miss this post? …and I had the sneaking suspicion… and I was right. You did have a big stitch project going on I just never imagined it was THIS ONE. Wow!!! That border idea sounds great and looks like we're in for a photo treat soon. *karendianne. who really is wondering how I missed this post. :(

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Oh those threads look wonderful! As does your big stitching! How fun. Thanks for the fun!

Candace said...

I love Snail's trail, and yours is amazing

Floss said...

At first glance I thought the thread was wool (it hard to see the scale sometimes), sometimes it pays to slow down and read before looking at the pictures.

Erin Marsh said...

I love love love your quilt! I can't wait to see the finished pictures!

Susan said...

Looks like you have it all together... On something like that you really do have to be organized... It is going to be outstanding. I will be watching for the finished product.

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