Sunday, January 25, 2015

Slow Stitching Sunday

Wow! Another Sunday has arrived. Lately it seems that time just passes by so quickly.  I was very busy this week but found the time to get the hand quilting done on Simple but Not.  It seems ages ago that I had a finish.  I still have to sew one side of the binding down and then I can enjoy some slow stitching as I sew down the binding.  I just love this step!  I think, that is because as I stitch, I realize that all the time I spent on this project is just about to pay off.  After the binding is stitched down it will go into the washer and dryer and then the big reveal.  I am pretty sure I will be adding some trapunto to the feathers. It may not happen right away, I will lay the quilt across a guest bed and give it some time to speak to me.



I also found a bit of time to add a few more rows on my TATW. This is my first attempt at hand piecing. So far I enjoy it immensely. I have run out of squares to add so this week I need to cut some more two inch squares.  I think I have chosen the fabrics for rows 13-16.  That should keep me busy for a while.  I don't work on this every day, but I love that is there waiting for me on those evenings when I am not in the mood for my other projects and it is  great take along project.  Have you ever tried hand piecing?  Right now, Craftsy BOM 2015 is being hosted by Jinny Beyer. She is the queen of hand piecing and if you want ever wanted to give it a go why not take advantage of the free class and learn from the master of hand piecing.

Before

After


Hope you have time for some slow stitching and reflecting on your week. I will be linking up with Kathy and the others who link up with Slow Stitching Sunday.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Slow Stitching Sunday!

Well, this week I started quilting the final block of Simple but Not!  There is still probably a week of stitching to be done. It's a bit sad to think in a week, I won't be able to have my morning coffee and then come over and sit and stitch on this quilt.  I love quilting in the early morning!  But, I shouldn't get too upset, I have plenty of projects that need my attention.  But, by this point, I have become very comfortable with this quilt and it has become like  a friend.  This week Kathy has asked that we include a picture of our hand as we quilt.


They are after all, the most important tool we have when it comes to hand quilting.  As I have gotten older I realize we need to appreciate what they can do and make sure we don't over do.  So link up today and honor your hands and take a break and visit all those that link up to see all the wonderful stitched projects.