Thursday, 24 April 2008

What Do You Think?

This is my first attempt at hand quilting, or quilting of any type for that matter. I was feeling quite happy and proud about it so I showed it to Hub who said " he wasn't keen". Now this has led to me second guessing myself... what do you think? Bear in mind that this is just a little bit of it.

27 comments:

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Your hand quilting is fab - I wish we had known you were just across the road yesterday too! Tell me more about the knit and natter........... I've been trying to find out about one locally. We'll have to arrange another meet up soon. Lucy x

mellyandrosie said...

You should know better than to ask for hubby's advise!! I ask for mine sometimes and always regret it - he just doesn't get it and always says the silliest things that make me so disheartened - go with your own first impressions - they are always the best judge, and I say it's fab!, Its great!! A millionty times better than the sad attempt I once made!!

kerri said...

I think it looks great! Don't ask the males, they don't get it. Though I'm sure he has other redeemable qualities.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

I can't believe that that is your first hand quilting attempt - the stickes look so small and even. Well done!

val said...

it is wonderful! Men are so funny like that. They do not understand the work involved.

Sarahs Home said...

It is beautiful..

Sarah x

periwinkle vintage said...

Wow! Nice work! Ignore the husband. Keep stitching!
Cheryl

Adrienne said...

Wow - I think it looks great! How did you pull that off with 2 little ones! Tell your hubbie that he better be nice b/c I've gotten his Butterfinger candy and have started working on your tote ... no nicey no candy ;-)

sarahmurray said...

Lisa it looks amazing! I love the echoing design. Keep on keepin' on sister! :)

kelly said...

I think its incredible, and your first go? Amazing! I really am impressed. You obviously have a talent for it. Keep up the good work and DONT second guess yourself (even though I do it too). I can say though that I am pretty lucky. My hubby really appreciates handmade things and all things vintage too!

Curlew Country said...

Now, tell me if I'm wrong but when was the last time you came across a male quilter? Not recently is my guess and there's a reason for that - men wouldn't know good quilting if it bopped them on the nose. I think its beautiful dn looks ratehrt tricky! I wouldn't know where to start,
Have a lovely weekend.
Stephx

driftwood said...

it's lovely, well done. keep going! don't listen to him!
I went to a great talk on Wednesday night about applique, and thought of you, I'll have to write a blog post about it.

Ragged Roses said...

I think it's wonderful, perhaps best not to ask hubby in future!!!!
Kimx

Pipany said...

Hi Lisa and thanks for the comment you left on my blog. I wish I could remember which comment I deleted - it was one of those that says 'go here' and I know they are viruses so I deleted it straightaway.

On another matter - that quilt is gorgeous! what is he talking about! I want toi give it a go but keep putting it off as I haven't a clue xx

dontlooknow said...

It's absolutely lovely!!!!!! Well done! Can't wait to see it finished! I will e-mail you once I have unpacked and the dust settles :)

Lina said...

Great hand quiliting - love the flower!

LOUISE @ HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS said...

Like a lead balloon, springs to mind! I suppose hubs did at least say something, and you didn't just get a grunt? For the record, I think you are making a very good job of quilting. x

Rachael said...

"Not keen" on what? Having a wonderfully talented wife?! I think it looks great. But do value his honesty once you've got over the crushed feelings. At least you know when he says he loves it - he loves it!

periwinkle vintage said...

Hey, Periwinkle! Thanks for your very nice comments on my creations! Always nice to hear from you across the pond!
Cheryl

Alison Boon said...

I think it looks brilliant. Sometimes you have to go with your first instinct.

Farmyard Crafts said...

Hi! Thanks for your comment on my blog! I think that you've done a beautiful job on your hand quilting!! It looks like it probably took you a while to do it... keep going - I think it looks great!! Hope you get around to making a Dilbert soon. Lots of fun!!

Lisa said...

Great job. I've actually never done any quilting by hand but I would love to learn how to.

I hope you share the entire project once finished.

Have a great week!

Katherines Dream said...

I like it very much, the colours are go well too. Anyway what do men know! ask him about cars or something like that and he will be more enthusiastic!
CarolXX

Kate said...

I think it is fantastic!

Soo said...

it looks beautiful!!! don't stop, can't wait to see it finished.

Ruth said...

Oh squeek! That is so beautiful! Bop your husband over the head with it, and sit down and finish it... lol

Husbands don't often possess the talent of knowing a good quilt when they see one :-D

Rachael Rabbit said...

Beautiful .... really lovely.