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Monday, February 13, 2017

Challenge Piece

Today I am (or my quilt is!) meeting up with the other three ladies and their finished quilt.  We were each part of a challenge to complete a quilt square (keeping the edges unfinished).   We were had a corner (approximately 20" x 20" square) of this large piece of hand dyed fabric.  Hated to see this piece cut up!!!

This is my finished square.

I hand stitched the circles/lines, but to not take away from the design/colors of the piece, I elected to machine stitch using monofilament thread and outline the areas around the hand work.

And some detail pictures of my four corners!  HA  For the most part, I used the opposite color thread for the hand stitching.  

I'm anxious to see the other pieces and if we can, in fact, join them together to make a larger quilt!  


  1. I can’t wait to see what all of you did……assume it was one of Kay’s pieces that was the focus of the challenge?

  2. Such a pretty piece. Have you ever mentioned what thread you are using for your hand stitching? I am hand stitching on Laurie's quilt and the thread I bought that said it is for hand quilting does not seem as noticeable as I expected it to be.
    xx, Carol

  3. First of all thanks for the Valentine card. It is always exciting to get fiber in the mail.
    That was a awesome piece of fabric. I can see why it was hard to cut.
    Love you treatment of it.

  4. Just a terrrific square! And I can see why cutting took courage and resolve. It's a wonderful piece of fabric. it will be exciting to see all of them together.

  5. That is soooo beautiful! I would have cried if I had to cut up that fabric, but now that I've seen how you quilted it, it was so worth it!

  6. Your hand stitching is always precision and truly enhances your fabrics. Lovely work dear. It will be fun to see what becomes of this beautiful piece. <3


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