Wednesday, January 4, 2012

My First Quilt Of 2012

I have my first quilt of the season on the frame. It is a beautiful Embroidered quilt with a hexagon representing each state with the bird and flower. I did not make this quilt but am quilting it for a friend. I do very few quilts for other people. I always feel so guilty about charging people so much for hand quilting and I think usually probably  never charge enough. Besides I have plenty of my own to do.
I am quilting this one along the edges with stars to match the stars in the quilt and in the ditch along edges of the squares. It has a natural muslin backing.
Hoping to finish it in six weeks to two months but we shall see. I set aside atleast an hour or two each day just for quilting. I'll take pictures when I am finished.

Blessings from The Holler

The Canned Quilter


  1. It's very pretty, and to have it hand quilted is very special! I have these state birds. When you take your final photos can you capture some of the embroidery close up? I'm new to it and trying to come up with some ideas on how to make it prettier. Tell your friend this is really nice.

  2. It is more than beautiful. It will be a true heirloom. What a gorgeous quilt, CQ.
    Your friend is very lucky to know you. :-)

  3. Oh My!! So beautiful!! I would be afraid to attempt it:)) Charging friends is so hard, but she is probably thrilled to pay you for your skills. The quiet winter months are perfect for quilting! Enjoy!

  4. Wow it looks so good-I love the crochet below too : )

  5. This is just beautiful! Looking forward to seeing it finished. Hand quilting does take a long time but so worth it in the end.


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