Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Mountain Trail Quiltalong.

Getting a little closer to the finishing line with this sweet little quilt.
I've bitten the bullet and decided to handquilt it!
I've already spent several hours and might be about 1/8th finished! LOL.  This is why I don't handquilt very much.  I love the look.  I love the sewing, but Oh the time it takes.

Why was it that I forgot that pin basteing doesn't work for a quilting hoop??
An hour or so later, most of the pins removed and thread basteing in place.

My stitches are fairly uneven, but It's not too bad, and I'm really pleased about the prospect of having my very own handquilted quilt.
Thanks so much to  Lori of Humble Quilts for having this Quiltalong, I've really enjoyed stitching along with everyone.
Take a look at Lori's Blog and check out the others linked there.


  1. Very nice! My quilting is never nice and even but I still like it on the smaller quilts. You'll get faster the more you do. I LOVE it!

  2. It will look great hand quilted. I like it! Your neutrals make the red steps show up so well.

  3. Bravo for hand quilting!! I love to hand quilt, but don't always have the time - still haven't decided for sure on mine!! I love your light fabrics! Really gives a nice look to your Mountain Trail!!


  4. Very beautiful, I hand quilt only small quilts, and my quilting is never nice & even but I love them.

  5. ones stitches are like fingerprints or handwriting . . . destinct to you and i love seeing your hand quilting on this cute little quilt~!!~

    well done~!

  6. It's gorgeous! I know exactly what you mean about the time. But it's sooo relaxing and sooo beautiful!

  7. nice job Kerry, so glad you decided to quilt it by hand. i've just finished my two smaller trail quilts..they were so much fun to make :)) cheers...Marian

  8. Really does looks nice hand quilted. You will be glad you took the extra time for it. : )

  9. Beautiful! I don't worry about my hand quilting stitches being even and tiny. It takes the fun out of it for me. Enjoy the process!