Slow Sunday Basting

Yay! I am delighted to be back with Kathy's Slow Sunday Stitching in 2017. Today, I hand basted a practice piece for my Dolly Dress-up quilt that was started last January.

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The top has been finished for several months as I pondered on how to quilt it. Since it is a child's quilt, I considered machine quilting to be the best choice. I wanted to quilt it myself, but as a hand quilter (usually), I was not excited to learn free-motion on my home sewing machine. Thus, the top waited for me while I made up my mind.

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A Holly Holderman pre-printed panel with embellishments.
I decided to do a combination of hand and straight machine quilting.  The sashing will be machine straight stitched and the background will have a gird pattern. Each dress will be outlined by hand-quilted stitches.  The practice piece will hopefully eliminate goofs. By next Sunday I would like to be working on the the actual quilt top.

Jill



5 comments

  1. The little girlie outfits make a very sweet quilt.

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  2. Thanks Karen. I look forward to outline quilting them.

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  3. What a lovely project to work on! I like the combination of some machine and some hand quilting. ENjoy!
    Thanks for linking up to Slow Sunday Stitching!

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  4. This is one of the cutest quilts I've ever seen on the many blogs that I follow! So much fun!

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  5. Hi Juliana, Thank you for your kind comment. It is a cheerful quilt to work on. Now I am anxious and stressing to get it quilted. Stay tuned. Kindest regards, Jill

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