This one is probably the next embroidered quilt I'm going to start on. I believe I've seen this quilt before, but on this day, I was paying special attention to the quilting. Since I don't expect to finish mine for at least a couple of years, I'm hoping I'll live long enough to quilt it someday. In any case, this quilter has done a wonderful job with the quilting. This is Hocuspocusville from Crabapple Hill Studios. My apologies to the quiltmaker. Again, I neglected to take a picture of the card that accompanied it. I was completely caught up in the beautiful quilting.
I took lots of pictures of this one.
This next one just made me smile.
I neglected to get a picture of the card accompanying this next one too. As I was looking at it, I sort of waxed silently about quilting philosophy because this was beautiful hand applique. It got me wondering what keeps me from doing more hand applique...or any, for that matter. It occurred to me that any hand work, whether it's hand applique, hand quilting, or hand embroidery, is very time-consuming. And since there are still only 24 hours in a day, I think anyone who does hand work has to decide where their preference lies. For me, it is obviously in hand embroidery. That is not to say that I won't at some point decide to do some other kind of hand work. For now, I have too many embroidery patterns I want to make to think about doing some other kind of hand work. So if applique is going to be in my repertoire, it's going to be the quicker fusible machine applique. Same goes for quilting. Nevertheless, I loved this quilt.
Here's a male quilter.
I saved this beautiful quilt for last. When you look at the front, it's nothing special...until you start paying close attention to the quilting. Then, you start seeing things that don't initially meeting the eye.
Now move around to the quilt back, and...fantastic! Look at the hanging sleeve. Even that is quilted!
And that seems like a good place to stop for the day. I'll have more for you tomorrow.