Friday, April 18, 2008

Another one bites the dust!

This one is DONE! Well, it needs a label, and one corner needs about 15 quilting stitches. Tomorrow is Quilt Guild Day and it's going to be "Showed and Telled".


Here's a close up (wow, REALLY close up), closer than I'd like, of the quilting. It's doesn't look so great from here close up. Oh well, the eye Dr. said I need cataract surgery, so THAT's an excellent excuse for not good stitches! BTW, I'm going to put THAT off for ... a while, anyway.

(Blogger is not playing well today - hope this makes it!)

21 comments:

Jodie said...

I love it, and those stitches look good to me! Don't put off the surgery, my dad recently had a cataract removed, and cannot believe the difference. He can't wait for them to do the other eye.
Jodie

Gypsy Quilter said...

Well it sure looks good from here!

Lindah said...

Oh, yes, it looks good! Beautiful quilt!

Lynne in Hawaii said...

It's quite a beautiful quilt and the hand quilting is terrific! I hand quilt mine and understand how much time it takes. Good job.

Screen Door said...

I love this--- I hope you take this as a compliment...My Grandmother would have love this one... She was a great quilter...

Vicki W said...

What a beautiful quilt and your stitches are perfect!

Jeanne said...

A beautiful quilt and your stitches are lovely.

Finn said...

I think it looks great Elaine, and you know any little variation only proves it's hand quilted, not done by machine or robot *VBS* Such is life. Big hugs, Finn

dot said...

Great quilt and your eyes must be better than mine. I don't see the mistakes you do. It will be well loved at your guild.

Joyce said...

Your stitches fine to me. Beautiful quilt.

Marilyn said...

Your stitches are good, Elaine. Quit putting yourself down. I like the way you quilted the spools. My mom put off cataract surgery and then it was harder for them to get'ur done. My MIL has one and is putting if off but her doctor is telling her he will tell her when it is time to take care of it. Blessings.

Sharon said...

Good job! It looks great! And I think your hand-quilting is great! I can't even do it anymore, so I really treasure the quilts I hand-did. Just remember, "finished is BETTER than perfect!" *smile*

Julie said...

Beautiful quilt! I love it. Would you share the block measurements with me? I am trying vallantly to use up older fabrics in my stash & I'm getting really tired of making string blocks. I'd love to do some spools.

I'm trying this blogging thing, too, but am a bit lost. I'll keep trying.

YankeeQuilter said...

This quilt looks great! I love the feel of handquilted items.

Mama Koch said...

Pretty! I especially love the border. Really adds a nice touch.

Tanya said...

That is beautiful! And your quilting looks great to me! I especially like your border! You know why. And the colors are just lovely. I wish I could get my quilts to blend as well as yours.

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Your Spools quilt is wonderful!!! Stitches look perfect to me... the other day I couldn't button a jacket because my fingers hurt too much) and my sweet Little Boy did them up for me - think I can teach him how to hand quilt my tops? I've always sent my tops out to be be machine quilted, but would love to try hand quilting at least 1 soon - there is just something extra special about those hand quilted stitches! Great job.

Cheers!
Evelyn

Marcie said...

Your quilt is beautiful! What you consider to be "not good stitches" are way better than my "that looks great" stitches! Your border turned out great!

Sweet P said...

Beautiful quilt!

Shelina said...

The quilt is beautiful, as is the quilting.

Helen in the UK said...

Looks WONDERFUL both from a distance and close up!! The border was worth the struggle. Congrats on your finish :)