November 7, 2011

49,800 Stitches

I have 83 of  these hexagon blocks done to date. Since I like numbers... that's 24 seams, 25 stitches over 83 blocks which is 49,800 stitches give or take a few. Yikes!

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This is the 15th block or so of my Cathedral Window. Does anyone actually own an antique CW quilt? I have some questions for you.

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Anybody interested in a weekly link up with just hand-stitched or hand-quilted projects? I rarely finish a project weekly. I thought it might be fun to share those long term WIP projects in one place and celebrate long awaited finishes together. Maybe call it Take Your Time Tuesdays? What do you think? Any takers?


15 comments:

  1. I'd be in on that. I'm not into hexies, but hand applique. let's celebrate the slow part of quiltmaking!

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  2. If pictures of antique cathedral windows help, there's a nice selection on the Quilt Index. (Linking isn't working, but I just searched for "cathedral windows" under pattern at quiltindex.org) A few of them are in museum collections, too, that might be able to answer some questions.

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  3. I think that would be a great idea! I do a lot of hand work and it is always a W.I.P., it's nice to see the progress you make on long term projects when you can chronicle them.

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  4. I'm not really doing anything by hand at the moment, but I love the idea of Take Your Time!!
    Wow, that is a real boatload of stitches you've done. Way to go! Love your header!

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  5. These are beautiful! Good for you!
    Sorry, but I'm really not hand-stitching these days - but it sounds great for those who are!

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  6. Wow That is a lot of hand stitches. I am currently doing a Hexagon quilt and I am of need of a boost to get it finished.

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  7. Both of your projects are coming along so beautifully! I'm always working on something by hand. It helps keep me busy while watching t.v. with the family. So I guess I'm in :o)

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  8. I love your hexies! and I like your idea of a link-up "Take your time". I might start some patchwork/embroidery thing soon, for that one I sure could use some cheering-on!

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  9. LOVE your AJ hexies! I have a couple jelly rolls of Wee Play that would love to be a hexie quilt too. How many hexie flowers do you figure that it will take to make a quilt? Are you doing 1'' hexies?

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  10. What a yummy pile of hexies! It's so nice to get another peek at your CW again, it's such a happy sight. You can count me in on the "take your time", brilliant idea.

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  11. Beautiful work. I love the idea of a site with handwork. I like hand appliqué and answer a lot of questions like; "When do you expect to finish that?"

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  12. I would be so happy to see a site that celebrates handwork. It sometimes feels like those that celebrate the process of hand quilting or hand applique, or hand piecing get left in the dust.

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  13. I'd like to try. I can get something stitched, at least a bit, but getting the picture posted is my downfall! Sometimes, hand quilting doesn't show much progress till I'm finished and the quilt is bound so this would be a nice place to share.

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  14. This sounds like a neat idea and I would be happy to share with others who are also lovers of handwork. I'l be waiting for more info on this and hope it is something I can contribute to.

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  15. Beautiful! I just love handwork. I found your blog via Janet, and I'm so excited to explore your blog and read more. I'm not particularly productive, but I love the idea of a link up. I could use all the motivation I can get! :)

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