Saturday, September 24, 2016

Blogger's Quilt Festival - Hand Quilted: Jack's Chain


Jack's Chain
66 x 80
Hobbs Heirloom Cotton Batting
Hand quilted
Finished in March 2016

A Wedding Quilt for the hope chest for my grandson. He's only 7 so it will be in the hope chest for awhile.  I like to plan ahead!


This was two years in the making.  A lot of the little 3 inch 9 patches were swapped. 
The background (hexagon shapes) is Kona Navy. 

For the hand quilting I used a lot of different colored threads and LOTs of size 10 quilting betweens.  In the nine patches I quilted an X and I quilted 1/4 inch inside the connecting triangles in navy thread. 


In the hexagons I used a stencil of four connecting hearts and stitched in different colors of thread. 


I'm no expert at hand quilting...in fact this is one of the few quilts that I have hand quilted and not done big stitch quilting in perle #8...but I'm pleased with how it turned out.  If I had to make one change it would have been to stitch in the ditch around the connecting triangles instead of 1/4 inch inside.   I actually have another Jack's Chain ufo in neutrals and browns so will remember that for next time. 


Another thing I didn't think I could do was the scalloped binding. But it did happen much to my surprise! 


And now we have come to the backing and the end of my blog post. 



19 comments:

Frog Quilter said...

Love this quilt. The colors just sing music to my ears! YUMMY!

gayle said...

I adore all your quilts, and this one is one of my favorites! (And good for you for planning ahead! I'm still trying to finish my youngest daughter's high school graduation quilt and she's been out of college for several years...)

Donna said...

This quilt is stunning!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I love this quilt! So much pretty color! And good for you on the scalloped border. It looks great!

Sally Hurley said...

Really neat design. Love how it looks. So many little nine patches!

Ariane said...

I love this quilt. It's amazing!!!

swooze said...

Love your quilt.

Nana said...

I started hand piecing nine patches.....they are larger.....had no idea what to do with them.....This is beautiful....Thanks for the inspiration.

audrey said...

LOve it!! The scalloped binding is just perfect. Love the beautiful texture from the hand quilting too, it adds so much! As always, I'm in awe of your use of fabrics. You have a way of pulling together the most unlikely fabrics and making them look like they have belonged together for a very long time!

---"Love" said...

I love your quilt! ---"Love"

Karen in Breezy Point said...

I love this quilt so much--awesome!

Quilting Babcia said...

Beautiful, like all your scrappy creations. Great that you're planning ahead for your grandson.

Kaja said...

The navy blue really makes all your scrappy colours glow. It's just lovely.

Design Originals by KC said...

I love your Jack's Chain quilt... how wonderful for your gs to have a quilt for his future :) You are a talented piecer and doing swaps for variety I bet was fun! I hope to make one of these some day but not sure I could fly with just a pattern from Quilter's Cache... great for YOU though :) Thanks for sharing this at Amy's this season!!! Awesome and love the navy background and quilting thread in the triangles ;) Kathi

Barbara said...

Love all the color in this quilt. Beautiful.

Maryse said...

Colorful and beautiful as always!! Happy Festival!!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Very intersting piece....love the colour

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Funny how my eye jumps to your quilts at the festival. Love the dark background with the vibrant colors Love that you took this not so easy block on! Good Luck

Tu-Na Quilts said...

This one just jumped right out at me when I opened up the festival page. I also liked how you stated what you'd do differently next time (stitch in the ditch in the triangles) but I think it looks wonderful!!