Monday, April 11, 2011

Rounding the corner ....

Once this corner is quilted, my klosjes quilt will be close to being 3/4 done. So, for now, I'm just chugging along .... While hand quilting, my thimbles dull my needles and my handy emery board (the kind with foam layer in the middle) is perfect for sticking my needles into to sharpen up and I'm ready to go again.
At the end of every week, I can see progress and the light at the end of the tunnel is getting brighter!


Have a great day!

32 comments:

Monica said...

Ohhh I can't wait to see the finished quilt. It's really coming along beautifully. I have so much respect for women who hand quilt. Learning to hand quilt in on my bucket list and I'm hoping to start teaching myself this year...fingers crossed.

Mary said...

The quilt is beautiful, and your hand quilting is wonderful. You do such beautiful work. Thank you for sharing

Karen said...

That is an unusual setting for the Klosjes. I will be looking forward to seeing the finished product. I can tell it is going to be oh so pretty.

Mary Lou Casada said...

I never realized how small the blocks were until scaled alongside the emery and your thimbles! Oh. my. word!!! :-D I liked the quilt very much before, but now I love it!! LOL What amazing work you have done and are doing! Gorgeous!
Blessings,
Mary Lou

Cathi said...

That is going to be such a beautiful quilt when finished! Interesting tip about the needles in the emery board -- they don't get little nicks on them from the emery?

Karen said...

I so love this quilt. Haven't heard of the emory board trick. Will have to try it on my next hand quilting project.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

So pretty! I love how you are quilting this...suits it perfectly!

Raewyn said...

This is going to be so beautiful - and you are making great progress!! I like the idea of using the emery board like that - a great tip.

Teresa said...

Lovely quilt! What are you using for marking it?
Thank you for the emory board tip

liz said...

Thanks for the tip about the emory board. I never realized my needles were getting blunt from the thimble. Makes sense though. I love what you're working on.

Jennifer said...

No wonder your hands were getting sore, there is a lot of quilting on this quilt! It is gorgeous.

Julie Fukuda said...

I'm about at that place on the one I'm quilting too. I try to avoid looking at how far I have yet to go. My Mom's pin cushion had a little strawberry on a string that was used for sharpening needles. She said it was an "emery bag" and I've always wondered what was in it because it would be easy to make and handy to have.

Teresa said...

Great! I know how you feel, but I am not quite 3/4 way with my Circus Stars, but I am getting there.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Rose Marie..this is going to be one stunning quilt...

LuAnn said...

Love the setting for this quilt,and your hand quilting will make it even better. Beautiful!

QuiltSue said...

What a brilliant idea about using an emery board to sharpen your needles.

Teresa said...

The finished quilt will be such a treasure! I love the posie motif you are doing around the border...bloomin' inspiring, really! Kudos on getting close to finishing!

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

*karendianne. said...

Handy emery board?! Hot dang you are something else!!

Janet said...

Hand quilting takes awhile but this is looking so gorgeous with your beautiful stitches that it's sure worth it.

pajudie said...

What a beautiful quilt!! Looking forward to seeing the finished product. And what a great idea about sharpening your needles - I'll have to try that.
Judie

Guðrún said...

Beautiful. I have started hand quilting again the quilt you sent me the pattern for!

Kathie said...

what a great tip, never would have thought of that.
beautiful....
thanks for sharing.
Kathie

Annette said...

Thanks for the great tip for sharpening needles. This is going to be such a gorgeous quilt!

Geri said...

Beautiful work -- absolutely gorgeous. Can't wait to see the finished product. By the way, what do you use to mark your quilts?

Geri in SC

Quilter Kathy said...

Still feel so nervous seeing that marker on your quilt! I trust that you say it will come out, but yikes....you are brave!

Sherry said...

If I remember correct you use washable markers. I ahve bought some and if this is what you use can you let me know. Im alittle afraid to try them.

Valentina said...

Oh wow, Rose Marie! what a great tip, I will certainly use it. This means the emeryboard stay in place as well, great! Can't wait to see the big reveal! :)

MARCIE said...

Aren't you smart to use that foam emory board for your needles! I need to adopt that idea. Your quilts and quilting are wonderful. Always a joy to see what you are doing!

suz said...

Can't wait to see the finished quilt. The emery board idea for needles is brilliant!

Carrie P. said...

Looking good!

Lourdes said...

Slow and steady wins the race. I do have a question though. I am just learning... I have made two hand appliqued quilts and one hand quilted (baby quilt size), but I noticed you have red marks on your quilt. Will you share what you use to mark your quilting lines? And thanks for the emery board tip. I would have never thought of that.

Lourdes said...

Slow and steady wins the race. I do have a question though. I am just learning... I have made two hand appliqued quilts and one hand quilted (baby quilt size), but I noticed you have red marks on your quilt. Will you share what you use to mark your quilting lines? And thanks for the emery board tip. I would have never thought of that.