Thursday, March 23, 2017

Counting...Quiter's Style

One

1 big quilt
 1 hoop a day 

Two
2 fingers without fingerprints



 2 Clover Needle Domes filled with
60 threaded needles

Three



 3 months of work so far
and probably 3more.



Four



 4 borders plus 
filling in the background with rows
of quilting.


Five

 

 5 projects waiting and wishing to be worked on.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5!

Until Next Time-
Kyle

40 comments:

  1. It's a beautiful quilt for hand quilting and 1 hoop a day is very good progress! :)

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  2. Well worth it...what a stunning heirloom you will have.

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  3. What a treasure!! Lovely...It is great fun to line them up and GO!!

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  4. what a great post. So you load 3 needles in each hole of the dome thing?
    Your quilting looks lovely - have you tried bag balm for your fingers? i swear by it.
    great photos!

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    1. Yup. I put 3 threaded needles in each slot of the needle dome.. No tangles.
      Years ago I had a huge tin of bag balm purchased from the feed and grain. I had forgotten about it. New quilters might not even know what that is or what it's real purpose. :0)

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  5. Lovely pictures, lovely quilting and a lovely line-up of projects.

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  6. This is a very clever post...I love it!

    You are going to have not only an heirloom but a piece of art when you finish this quilt.

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  7. I'm sure that little snowman in the last photo is calling your name! But, the hand quilted applique is so lovely. It will be well worth another three months!

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  8. Very clever post, and beautiful work!
    I have the quilt in the hoop, but that that is where the similarities between your counting and mine ends. : ) Wish I did get a hoop a day quilted!!

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  9. I can echo Janet's comment, I wish a hoop a day got quilted, but even half a hoop is some progress! All those projects in the wings are really enticing aren't they! Your appliqued gem is going to be a fabulous finish one day soon.

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  10. I love your counting system! Your posts are always so enjoyable to read. What great progress. And, who needs fingerprints anyway? Now you can go rob a bank undetected, as long as you only use those two fingers!

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  11. Your quilting looks wonderful - beautiful stitches!! I feel for your fingers :0) Just think of all the fabric you can buy after you rob that bank. And you have a flower blooming!

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  12. Only 5! You are doing well! Love your quilt you are working on and your tips.

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  13. I am wondering what #5 is. A pile of interesting fabric.

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  14. Hence my reason for not hand quilting. But your quilt will be an heirloom, so it will be worth it!

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  15. Those fingers look sore! Well worth all the beautiful effort!

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  16. So lovely to see the hand quilting on this beautiful quilt - but your poor fingers! The last picture I can relate to - my sewing room has the same little collections. I've started rather too many different projects :)

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  17. Such a great post Kyle! Noah and Matilda is looking just gorgeous with all of that lovely white space being beautifully hand quilted but oh your poor fingers :(

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  18. Fingertips do take a beating! Your work looks so beautiful, though!

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  19. Oh, I feel for your fingers. Occupational hazard, isn't it? Regardless, it looks like you are making wonderful progress.

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  20. Your quiltwerk is awsome! I have the same fingertips, even my nail starts to grow in an odd way because of the pressure.
    It is going to be a beautiful quilt! And you won't get bored when it is finished.......

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  21. Wonderful post, Kyle! So creative! You are making great progress on Noah and Matilda. Your quilt is going to be beautiful when it's finished but I'm not so sure about your fingers :) Ouch! Glad to see spring is on its way in CO. Only 5 projects waiting in the wings???

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  22. What a fun post . . . I love the fingers with no finger prints, LOL. So True! I am also curious about the Needle Domes, I've not heard of them. They must keep the thread for tangling . . . very interested in knowing more ?

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  23. Love your post and your hand quilting. I know some use band aids. Good luck with that and happy stitching.

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  24. Very beautiful quilt/ quilting ! Hugs

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  25. I was reading your post in the voice of The Count from Sesame Street...but I decided Eleanor Burns would probably be the more appropriate voice for quilters. Now I'm going to be mentally "counting for quilters" whenever I survey my quilting domain!

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  26. I really like your way of counting:-) and those fingertips oh, they look familiar! That is a beautiful quilt you are working on and beautiful stitches. Have a lovely Sunday, hope you get time to sew a bit more today.

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  27. Aïe ! (In French !) for your fingers... we all know that when we are quilting ! Your quilt will be gorgeous Kyle ! Be brave ! :)

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  28. I know, I know, your fingers got wrecked! But, the final result is fabulous! Your stitches are beautiful and I can see all the love you put into them. Happy stitching!

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  29. Oh my gosh--that quilt is going to be so beautiful! Good thing you have those 5 projects waiting in the wings--you wouldn't want to run out of things to do!

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  30. Wow, you are rocking the needle and getting a finish! I love this appliqued piece. Funny story, on one round of finger printing during my immigration process, they wrote down "quilting injury" because they couldn't get a good print off my middle finger!!!! Your post reminded me of that day.

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  31. Very fun post, Kyle. This quilt is so gorgeous - it's getting close! Those needle holders look fantastic to have. I need to look into those for my applique work. I keep maybe 12 different colors needled up at once, and they sometimes get tangled in my needle book.

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  32. 5 Beautiful projects that will be finished one day. There's no rush...

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  33. It will be a beautiful finished quilt with your determination. I like your organisation skills.

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  34. OUCH to those fingers Kyle!!!! My goodness you must be organised to have your projects in separate baskets like that!!!!!! If I had the room I would do the same but it's in to boxes and out of sight in cupboards and shelves then I'm all the time hunting for that piece I've missed placed LOL. Your quilt is
    so so much work in that one. Cheers Glenda

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  35. Fun to see your Noah and Matilda in the hoop! So pretty.
    I love your five projects lines up - looks like a lot of fun!

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  36. Oh - your poor fingers! I must investigate the needle domes - I am quilting with black thread in the evening, and threading the needle is difficult - so it would make sense to thread a bunch in daylight. Love #4!

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  37. Gorgeous! One hoop a day is great! Did you say 60 threaded needles? Must go reread and drool over that top!

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  38. What a fun post and yes, always projects waiting!

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  39. The poor thing is all is the 2 hurt fingertips.
    But it will worthwhile you are doing a masterpiece.

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