Quilting the Belconnen Beauty Quilt






I've finished quilting the Belconnen Beauty Quilt project... and boy oh boy, I was out of practice. My shoulders are rather sore this morning.

I stitched around the hexagons to make them look a little bit more 'puffy'. I then did some teeny tiny stipple quilting around the central designs. Getting around those leaves was tricky, but hey, it's done now and I'm loving the texture.



Around the outer hexagon border, I pebble quilted. Again, I really love the texture of the quilting and enjoy running my hand over it. 

I've added a hanging sleeve, incase I ever decide to hang it somewhere around the house and am slowly sewing the binding to the back. With so much quilting and thread to content with, getting the needle through the backing is slower than usual. I'll be pleased when it's all finished and will come back to share it along with all of the details.


In other news, now that Bluprint is not around any longer, I'm signing up with Creative Bug to see what their online classes are like. 3 Months of Creativebug for $5 seems like a great way to try out their classes.

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  1. OMG that is amazing. Your quilting is just perfect!

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    1. Thanks Yvonne. I really enjoyed doing this type of quilting on a smallish quilt. Not sure I'd have the patience (or fortitude) to do this on a large one.

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  2. that looks fabulous .... perfect choice of quilting for it ... the design really pops..
    hugz

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    1. Thanks Fiona. It was fun to play with. It had been a while since I'd quilted pebbles.

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  3. I love those pretty citrus colours that you have used. Well worth the sore shoulders.

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    1. Thanks Karen. They're about back to normal now, but it goes to show that quilting is a workout :-D

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  4. I love the pretty colours too, beautiful quilt.

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  5. It turned out beautifully! I haven't done such detailed quilting for a while, but you can be glad that it was a small quilt! You certainly made it beautiful, and I do hope you find a good spot to hang it, for admiring.

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    1. Thank you so much. Yes I agree it was fun to do on a small quilt, but I don't think I'd attempt anything this detailed on a larger one. I was chatting with mum on facetime last night and showed her my progress and she really loved it, so I might give it to her once it's finished. I'm sure she'll have somewhere in her home to hang it :)

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  6. Every aspect of this piece is so beautiful!

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  7. WOW This is a beauty and your quilting is amazing

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    1. Thank you so much Rosemary. It's been a while since I've practised this much quilting.

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  8. Beautiful colours Anorina and tour quilting is stunning.

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    1. Thanks Sue. I do love this citrusy colour combination.

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  9. Amazing finish! Congratulations!

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  10. That is quite seriously gorgeous, and a VERY joyous project so please hang it in your home. Or I'd be happy to hang it in mine. ;-) xxx

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  11. This is beautiful! I saw it over on IG and it stopped my scrolling :) Love the colours. Congratulations on a finish and good luck with the binding.

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  12. That is so beautiful and your quilting is perfect. To be so young and so accomplished you are an inspiration.

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