Hunt QAL #13 Check In

Hunt QAL #13 Check In.

Hunt QAL Quilt . carolyn friedlander

Yes, the Hunt QAL is officially over, but I thought I’d continue to check in with you on my quilt until I have it finished, which I don’t think will be too much longer!

Hunt QAL Quilt . carolyn friedlander

The hand quilting continues, and I just love doing it. It is so relaxing pushing the needle through the different fabrics and colors. I’m loving using the sashiko threads and just following the marked lines.

Hunt QAL Quilt . carolyn friedlander

I’d say that I am 3/4 of the way along. I’ve basically moved from the bottom to the top, so there’s just a little bit left to go. The binding decision is sort of looming at this point.

Hunt QAL Quilt . carolyn friedlander

The texture and softness from the hand quilting is really enticing, and I’m loving the darker thread color. I haven’t tried it yet, but I’m eager to see how it will look on the bed.

Hunt QAL Quilt . carolyn friedlander

I’m also working my way through this skein of thread. It started out much more full. Part of me hopes I’ll run out so I can switch to another color randomly at the end, but I’m thinking this might be just the right amount to see things through to the end.

Pattern: Hunt Quilt (templates here, here and here)

Fabrics: Mostly mine from many collections including Jetty, Collection CF, Botanics, Instead, Gleaned, Friedlander

Quilting Thread: Sashiko thread from Upcycle Stitches

Hunt QAL Quilt . carolyn friedlander

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8 Responses to Hunt QAL #13 Check In

  1. Melanie June 25, 2020 at 11:15 am #

    Gorgeous! Well done, impressive work, the hand quilting is beautiful. So glad this project has brought you so much peace and enjoyment. Thanks again for all the inspiration. ox

    • carolyn friedlander June 25, 2020 at 11:22 am #

      Thanks, Melanie! Happy sewing to you too.

  2. Melissa Lewis Reilly June 25, 2020 at 6:12 pm #

    Oh I need it just START this quilt. I have the fabrics, templates (bought both the them plates for Needle turn and raw edges) and pattern. Now is the time! Your hand sewing is wonderful as always. I love the thread you are using – what is it. And I know you’re agnostic when it comes to needles, but what type and size worked for you for the thread?
    Thanks CF, appreciate the zen you bring to life and hope you’re well.

    • carolyn friedlander June 29, 2020 at 10:27 am #

      Thanks, Melissa! Yes, the Sashiko thread I’m using is from Upcycled Stitches here, and if you mean quilting needles I just added what I’m using to my shop here. Have fun and take care!

  3. KL June 25, 2020 at 10:46 pm #

    So truly beautiful!!!

    • carolyn friedlander June 29, 2020 at 10:27 am #

      Thank you!

  4. Marcia June 26, 2020 at 4:42 pm #

    This quilt goes to my heart on so many levels. I don’t know what your intention for the design was, and I’m sure what we see in art may often depend more on us at the moment than the artist’s intention. But for me at this moment, I am so soothed by the image of the Hunt quilt. The colors of the Earth’s greens and blues, the open and airy feeling of the background feels like fresh air, and the circles without end made up of so many individual parts forming a whole and working in balance with the other similar but unique circles. It evokes just what I need to feel these days. Simple beauty.

    • carolyn friedlander June 29, 2020 at 10:30 am #

      Thank you, Marcia. I’m so touched that this quilt speaks to you in this way, I do see what you’re saying. It has definitely been a therapeutic project and process for me. Thanks for your words and take care.

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