Sunday, 7 January 2018

New year, new quilt in the hoop

There was something very satisfying about finishing a quilt as December came to an end, and even more satisfying about starting work on a new one as this new year begins.  Having allowed Yellow Birds to jump the queue, because I had a backing ready, I am reverting to the old pecking order so Not Speaking for Me is next up.  

I've already made a fair start




but I'm not sure the red/white/blue makes for particularly interesting  close up photos.  Maybe I'll have to try something different next time. 

For now, though, these will do and I'm linking up with Kathy for Slow Sunday Stitching.

20 comments:

Jill said...

Very pretty colorway. Neat and tidy stitches.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

The photos look great as does your stitching :)

The Cozy Quilter said...

Very exciting to start a new project! Beautiful stitching...can’t wait to see more next week.

Karen said...

Your stitches are very even.

CathieJ said...

I like that quilt. Your quilting looks really pretty. It is so nice to get going on a new quilting for the new year.

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

If you ask me there's nothing betfter than close ups of hand quilting!!!!! Enjoy your stitching!

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

Very apt timing for a finish and fresh start. I think that the red white and blue is lovely, honestly, and I appreciate the detail photos showing your very lovely stitching.

Marly said...

I don't think I've ever seen such even stitching in hand quilting. It's perfect!

Deb said...

Lovely stitching, love the colorway

Quilter Kathy said...

I sure loved the Yellow Birds quilt!
But this one looks like a happy quilt to work on too... enjoy!

Shasta Matova said...

Those sharp triangles are definitely worth a closeup!

Cathy said...

Those are interesting photos to me! Lovely stitching and texture!

Ann said...

I'm glad you're back to this one. It will be a lovely finish, too.

Janie said...

I agree, good photos showing your beautiful hand quilting!
Great work , Kaja.

QuiltSwissy said...

I think it looks just fine, thank you. great photos

Lisa J. said...

I love red white and blue as a colour combination so I'm happy to look at it. It looks great.

helenjean@midgetgemquilts said...

Isn't it funny how our quilts form s pecking order? I love the combination of red white and blue and it always feels summery to me

patty a. said...

I am glad you got a good start on another quilt. How many quilt tops do you have waiting to quilt? I don't have a pecking order and that is probably why I have a quilt top from 1980 that still isn't quilted!

Monica said...

The fabrics look great, maybe some whiter light? Anyway, you have some beautiful piecing in this. It will be fun to revisit!

Mary at Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

I'm playing catch-up again. It seems that's all I do these days. I was happy to see Yellow Birds come off the hoop--it is so pretty!--but hadn't thought about which one would be next. This is a good one for your beautiful stitches. The circles and angles make for a great contrast and fun stitching. I'm curious about how big your hoop is. Not so much in size but as in how much of one quilt motif is inside the hoop so that you don't have to make adjustments too often. It seems that this quilt would work best if the whole motif were visible in the hoop. (Hint: a picture of it in the hoop would make a great post. :)