100.000 handstitches

20 Jun 2012
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 I hate math but did a little to figure out how many stitches Ive put into this in the last 3 months, and its real close to 100.000 probably more  :) it is 9 ft wide and almost 8 ft tall so I guess I wont hear ' why didnt you make it bigger?' at least this time :) She still doesnt have a name.  the three Kaleidoscopes are almost 40 inches wide and one small one split in the corners and all 4 made out of the same fabrics , just different little pieces ,She started in my head when I saw a little line drawing of a 3 sectioned ying yang like drawing and thought I need another option too :)  

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okieLinda wrote
on 20 Jun 2012 6:03 PM

Ive been told the little symbol I orginally saw is a Gankyil  a Tibetan Wheel of Joy   :)

Anne lundy wrote
on 21 Jun 2012 4:13 PM

All I can say is that  THIS   work of Art is  MAGNIFICENT ! !!!!!   What an accomplishment !   

Anne lundy wrote
on 21 Jun 2012 4:13 PM
on 23 Jun 2012 1:39 AM

Beautiful work Linda!  Do you have any close ups of the handwork somewhere?  I'd love to see this in person!

okieLinda wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 10:57 AM

Thanks all , Lisa I dont have pics of stitches but under tags Im Lindas gallery ,lots of pages on that , Ive yet to meet a quilter that is satisfied with her stitches ,I dont think we live that long , I can get it to about 12 a inch but settle for 8 on most items , mostly depending on how many layers I go thru, I think its more important how consistant and even they look than a count, Ive seen online classes teaching Japanese style hand quilting and that is basically what I do , no hoops ,just start in the middle and work out ,I used a old fashion frame from the ceiling for a few years and then the pc pipe hoops for along time and finally learned all that just wasted to much time and didnt make it look any better , I have seen those that say they can do 20 stitches a inch but I dont see many big quilts that they actually finished, I think you develope your own stride and be proud of it ,

Dale Kathryn wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 1:21 PM

Your work is amazing and this quilt is spectacular!

Kate49 wrote
on 6 Jul 2012 4:16 PM

Incredibly amazing!!!!!