Thursday, 10 May 2018

mixing things up: a barijqal update

My barijquiltalong quilt has come back from the quilters.
Sandy from 'quilt me creations' did a lovely gentle flowery pattern all over my quilt
(see here for her details)

I'm mixing things up a bit, adding a little 'boho' flair to this quilt.
There's lots of extra embroidery touches already . . .

and I'm now adding some big stitch handquilting,
a good way to slow down & be present . . .

. . . while I wait for the binding fabric to arrive.
For more photos & details of this QAL pop on over here to southerncharmquilts

Linking up to 'finished {or not} Friday' over here at busyhandsquilts


  1. Love, love, love your bariJquilt! I must have been living under a stone as I never understood this was a quilt-along. I’ve downloaded the patterns, so thanks for the link!

  2. I think it always adds interest to mix in hand quilting with the machine quilting - nice quilt!!

  3. I absolutely love this quilt -- the feel, the look, the softness. I'm off to check out the linked post. Enjoy your time with the hand quilting!

  4. Oooh this quilt is wonderful and what a great idea to add some additional hand quilting. It's going to be a lovely finish, I can't wait to see it.

    1. Thanks so much Rose. There’s lots of ways to personalise this quilt, not only with fabric choices and adding all those little extra embroideries, but also with some hand quilting too. I’m plotting my ’sit down & stitch’ time for over the weekend now.

  5. Oh, gosh! I just love how it turned out. You have such a lovely mix of fabrics. Now I wish I had participated!

  6. What a pretty quilt, full of gentle colours. The flower quilting is lovely and your added stitching is a great addition.

  7. Your quilt is looking great. I like the way you are prepared to add lots more even after the quilting is done. It adds so much interest to the project.

  8. What a great mix. Hand stitching and quilting is the perfect touch.

  9. Hi Linda,
    What a beautiful quilt! I love those quilted flowers - they look so cool, but how you're embellishing it is even cooler! I think is just a fabulous way to make it unique plus enjoy some handwork - win/win. ~smile~ Roseanne

  10. And the fun continues... this is looking amazing and the big hand stitching is a great addition.

  11. This is such a fun quilt. Happy hand stitching this weekend. Love the multi-colored thread you are using for that.

  12. Love it Linda!!! Enjoy your hand stitching, it is good to mix things up!


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