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Halfway done ~ Simply Woven for Kaydence!

I am so excited to share hand quilted progress on this toddler sized quilt I am making for my granddaughter’s 2nd birthday !!!

Here is a view of the flimsy before I layered it into my Hinterberg hand quilting frame…

And here is a shot of my sweet Kaydence Ava Grace…

She will be 2 the end of May this year 🙂

I am quilting in a “Baptist Fan” pattern in the center and fluttering butterflies around the outer border 🙂

Above you can see how I made my template for marking the baptist fan pattern…

The butterflies have a traditional stencil I had in my stash I am using… I am quilting them in rose YLI while the baptist fans are getting quilted in 28/2 Aurifil white … both are hand quilted though 🙂

Here is the right hand side…

And where I just finished marking on the left…

Once I have quilted a row or a section of a row I just spritz out the blue lines I am marking it all … with water! 🙂

At times I am using hemostats also known as a needle puller when the seams are thick to save my fingers…

Here is a good overhead view of my progress at this moment…

Above you can see how I marked the baptist fan pattern fairly well… I am using 3 marking implements for this quilt…

The marker on the left is by Dritz called “Mark B Gone”… I get it at walmart for about $3.00 each in their notions section.

Next to that is a plain piece of chalk I use for the dark blue fabrics to keep my lines easily visible.

Then on the right is a fine pointed wash away marker by Clover… I am using it for the delicate butterflies.. it doesn’t mark very dark but on the bright white fabric it shows up fairly well and spritzes away then easily once stitched 💗

Thanks for stopping by… you ALL are thimbly the best… I sure felt special after being off blogging for so long to hear from so many of you!!!

Linking this blog post to Kathy’s Slow Stitching Sunday HERE to share my progress on this project…

There are several projects that got abandoned that will be coming after this project is complete too… I need to finish that fun quilt for my daughter, work on a wholecloth, and sooo much more… all hand quilted!!!  I also got a special quilt top to figure out how to hand quilt!!!  So stick with me 🌷

If you like more up to the minute progress on this project follow me on Instagram at kathi.clower or on Facebook at Kathi B. Clower 🙂

Have a blessed weekend and make sure you take time to…

Marking a quilt top…

Do you mark your quilt pattern before or after you layer your quilt… I do both! lol

At least on this quilt I will mark this feather I bought a template for on the sashings…

So I got my Fons & Porter graphite pencil (you could use a regular #2 mechanical pencil that is 0.7 or 0.9 though :)) and marked one to check it out…

Points on both ends was my preference and less “frilly”…

So here is how I did it…

Here is a horizontal sashing I marked first with just the template… except when I came to that frilly end on the right of the photo I turned the template and fit in the pointed end from the opposite end of the template 🙂  Whalahhh!  A Design Original by KC creation now 🙂  Have you ever altered templates to your own design???

 Now I prefer to fill in the design.. makes me feel like I can draw and I like the continuous line when I am stitching it by hand… so I fill in the “dots” 🙂  THIS IS A GOOD TIME TO plan your quilting path too!  Trace the way you will quilt to find the most efficient way to stitch it once sandwiched 🙂

Filling in the dots…
Ta dah!

How do you mark intricate patterns on darker fabric… ???  The graphite only shows in daylight well.. so not sure what I am gonna mark the blocks with as they are all midtones and hard to find a contrasting color… we shall see!  Suggestions welcome 🙂

Here is what I have on the one block I have marked so far…

That is supposed to be the geckos above but you can’t really see it on the fabric… this is marked with white ceramic and soapstone with graphite over it too… not sure how to mark this now…  So I will do the feathery swirls in the sashings and stabilize each block then do the blocks I think 🙂

One thing I recommend and is a bit pricey but worth it for marking is a sandpaper board like this one…

Makes marking lightly and getting great results that are easily erased easy peasy!!!  Worth a thought for a Christmas gift if you find yourself in need of some ideas 🙂  I got mine through Overstock here!

Hope you have a happy Saturday and look forward to your feedback if you have any suggestions 🙂