05 August, 2014

What A Weekend! (Part 2)

 Saturday morning I started quilting. 
My stitches aren't very small but I've been able to keep them reasonably even. Probably by the time I get to the end I'll be doing tiny stitches.
 I managed to get the centre block and four of the melons done. I also started the second ring and got the centre done (it's a bit hard to see).
 I stitched one and a half Block 14 of my Quilty Stitches! Yes, one and a half. I started down the bottom with the blue and then stitched the red. When I got to the last line, the top of the red, I realised I was one stitch out. I had started stitching on the wrong row! It took me about the same time to unpick it as it did to stitch it! Talk about annoying!
Blocks 1 to 14. Only two more to go.
 I also finished off two more Christmas decorations.
I really enjoy making these.
Finally, some of the goodies that came home with me.

Only 361 days till we head off again!

20 comments:

Helen said...

Wow very productive week end beautiful quilting and finishes.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Perfect weekend....your quilting is so good....

Fiona said...

gorgeous quilting... (I do so admire you hand quilters!), gorgeous decorations and gorgeous shopping... looks like a gorgeous time all round...
Hugz

Bev C said...

Hello Christine,

Just love that you are hand quilting your quilt. It will be so admired in your home. The cross stitch is looking so lovely, it matches the quilt. Have fun with your purchases.
Happy days.
Bev.

Maria said...

Your quilting looks great Christine.
Hmmm I know how annoying unpicking cross stitch is.. Pleased you have now caught up. I am six blocks behing:(
Cute ornaments and some fabulous shopping there.
17 sleeps to our retreat . Not that I'm counting LOL

Kim said...

Lovely work Christine. You got lots done.

Anita : Shabby Quilt said...

Lovely quilting, looks like you got lots done. Enjoy.

Cheryl said...

Beautiful quilting on your wedding ring quilt Christine - you achieved lots

retdairyqueen said...

Your quilting looks great
Some lovely finishes

marina said...

great start on your quilting.
love your new cross stitch blocks, they are coming together beautifully.
Looks like your retreat was held at such a lovely serene place.

shez said...

Hi Christine,your stitching looks fantastic and I am enjoying seeing your cross stitch growing though annoying for you that you had to un pick and love all the goodies you bought,and I hope you are having a lovely evening.xx

Vroomans' Quilts said...

That's the key to handquilting - even stitches - and enjoying it. Oh, I hate to unpick cross stitch, but your little sampler is looking great. Love all those little hangers!

KERYN B said...

See I thought you were chatting all weekend - how wrong was I you got LOTS done..and the quilting is beautiful..

Wendy said...

the ornaments are so sweet! Your quilty stitches is coming along great, it makes me want to pick mine up again

donna said...

Your quilt is going to be gorgeous when you are finished. Love to see your hand quilting. Your ornaments are so pretty. They are really going to high light someones tree.
Hugs
donna

Linda said...

I love the hand quilting you've done. That quilt will be gorgeous!

Karen said...

I think your quilting stitches look fine. That is going to look lovely. Yes, cross stitch can be so frustrating - it only needs that one stitch out!
What a lovely weekend.

Jindi's Cottage said...

Enjoy hand quilting the wedding ring quilt, tiny isn't as important as even so I'm told so you're off to a great start...ugh, reverse cross-stitching but your samper is looking fabulous...

Lana said...

What a nice looking project...I think your stitching looks perfect.
And all those goodies! YAY!

Solstitches said...

Lovely post.
Your quilting looks great to me. I like the look of big stitch quilting better than teeny tiny stitches.
Margaret