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    I am attempting to handquilt. This is my first quilt to piece, and I'm simply doing a crosshatch. Keeping it real!
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    Nice job! I am thinking of trying a hand quilt on a wall hanging.

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    Looks good... Keep it up. Hardest thing is to keep them even.. you're doing a good job.

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    Good going. The more your do the better it gets. Looking great:)

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    This is a king size quilt....I do two hours a night. I have this figured out to the hour lol.....There will be 66 lines both ways, 132 lines total....I'm doing 2 lines a night, so should take me about 2 months if I keep doing 2 hrs a night...

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    Looks great. I am a handquilter too. It's so rewarding to me and I take my time. ALways have one on the rack. Thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renee110
    This is a king size quilt....I do two hours a night. I have this figured out to the hour lol.....There will be 66 lines both ways, 132 lines total....I'm doing 2 lines a night, so should take me about 2 months if I keep doing 2 hrs a night...
    LOL, it gets quicker with time! Needle becomes second nature, and it flys through the fabric.
    Your lines are perfect :thumbup:
    Good job. I like a project that takes a good long time to quilt, very relaxing.

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    Good job!!!!

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    I love hand quilting, not an expert by any means. I just find it very relaxing. Will probably have to do some machine quilting just to get through my stack of tops!

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    great job

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    You're doing a great job! I love hand quilting :)

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    Very nice keep up the good work :-D :thumbup:

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    Good job. I'm to chicken to attempt a large hand quilt.

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    Looks nice. I'm doing my first handquilted quilt, too, and I can't do near 2 hrs a night, so my baby quilt has taken me about a month and a half so far. :)

    There is a new virtual section for hand quilting topics, if you haven't seen it you might check it out.

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    Renee110 - did you finish this quilt yet?

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    You seem to be doing a great job. The hardest part is keeping the stitches consistant. I have often used the method you are using. I mark my line with painter's tape and just move it over to the next spot when I finish one line. I can get a lot of quilting done and still enjoy TV or a conversation.

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    Lookin good! I am almost finished with my very first totally hand pieced and quilted quilt. It is not going to be perfect, but by golly I did it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redkimba
    Renee110 - did you finish this quilt yet?
    NO!!!! I do a line a night, and I figure it will be another month before it's finished. I'll post a finished pic when it's done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mommafank
    Lookin good! I am almost finished with my very first totally hand pieced and quilted quilt. It is not going to be perfect, but by golly I did it.
    I'd love to see it!

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