Sunday, March 13, 2016

Working on the Chain, Gang!


I'm making slow progress on Jack's Chain but slow progress is better than no progress. So far I've quilted an X in each of the 3 inch nine patches and quilted around all the little triangles and in the ditch around all of the hexagons. Now I'm quilting a motif in the hexagons and have about 1/4 of those completed. 


Just trying to keep stitches even and the middle of those hearts joined properly so they don't look messy.  And I'm enjoying my time with this quilt.  I'm in no hurry.  This will be a quilt for the hope chest - a wedding quilt for my grandson who is only 7.  (The wedding quilts for the granddaughters are already in the hope chest). 

Enjoying some Slow Stitching? 

14 comments:

gayle said...

Such a happy bunch of nine-patches - I love this quilt! Between this and the Ring Cycle, I'm just itchin' to make a stack of nine-patches myself!

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Sometimes not adding all the stitches at the very center helps. I find I try to get to close sometimes, just a thought. I just love this quilt it really catches your attention.

Shasta Matova said...

The quilting looks lovely on this. Jack's chain is such a lovely pattern and your fabric and quilting has made this one so special.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

That is such a great pattern--have fun quilting it! Your stitches look great!

Jeanne said...

Have fun quilting your Jack's chain. It's looking great!

Valerie Reynolds said...

THis project is so unique! I love it...especially what you are doing to each center. :)

SandraC said...

I love what you're doing with this quilt. I made one a few years ago and liked how it all went together

Jennifer said...

Your nine patches and octagons works so well together, a great pattern. Beautiful quilting too!

The Cozy Quilter said...

So fun to see all those colourful 9 patches! Lovely quilting too.

Deb A said...

Such a pretty quilt. I love your stitches.

Design Originals by KC said...

a Jack's chain is on my list to do someday :) I love your scrappy 9 patches you used and I LOVE LOVE LOVE your center hearts motif you are stitching! Thanks for sharing at Kathy's... I also perused your most recent posts... you are a busy girl! I am glad I stopped in for a visit today for sure! :) Kathi

Ellen said...

This is such a wonderful quilt! Your grandson and future partner don't know how lucky they are!!

Ann said...

So glad to see a new progress photo of this quilt. It's a charmer!

cityquilter grace said...

love the jack's chain...being seriously tempted...lol