Tag Archives: Slow Sunday Stitching

More of the Same

My slow stitching this week has consisted of more hand quilting on my hexagon scrap quilt. I am just quilting in the light coloured hexies and have made it to the ring past the first dark one. A long way to go, but steady progress! I plan to get some more done this afternoon – the weather forecast is for rain and there’s darts on the TV 🙂

More quilting

Do pop over to Kathy’s Quilts to see what other slow stitchers are up to this Sunday.

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The Quilt as Journey

This week, I have spent as much time as possible hand quilting my hexagon scrap quilt. I started this quilt back in 2010, less than a year after I first started learning to sew. Having started on the hand quilting, it is becoming apparent that my stitching at the outset was…ahem…less than perfect and I have had to make a few repairs along the way. At first, I felt pretty upset about it, but then I decided to look on it as a record and a testament to how my stitching skills have improved and progressed. Until I decided to learn to sew in 2009, I had never so much as sewn a button on something, so it’s pretty amazing that I’ve got to where I am and made the things I have. I am looking on this quilt as a journey, and a journal. So the fact that the stitching is not the best in the world just adds to its provenance :-). In any case, as my Nan would have asked, “would a blind man on a galloping horse notice it?” I imagine that I will be the only one who will ever notice the repairs I have needed to make, much less care!!

Hand quilting in progress

Philosophising over, do pop over to Kathy’s Quilts to check out what other Slow Sunday Stitchers are up to!

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The Best Laid Plans…

My slow stitching plans for the week didn’t really get off the ground. Instead, I have spent my time looking after a poorly 10 year old boy. Thankfully, he’s starting to feel better now. As always, when someone in the house is ill, we took the opportunity to watch The Princess Bride.

It’s always good for taking your mind off things 🙂

At least I did manage to finish off this star. It’s number 33. Maybe today, I will even find time to press it and take the middle papers out haha!

hexagon star number 33

Do pop over to Kathy’s Quilts and see what other slow stitchers are up to this week.

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Slow Stitching Stars & Triangles

This week’s slow stitching will involve adding some background pieces to this star (which, when completed, will be number 33). I also intend turning the black and white fabric into as many triangles as possible so I can work out how many more stars to make. I am sure there is a more scientific and mathematical approach I could take but I’m more of a lay-it-all-out-and-see-what-fits kind of girl 🙂

Slow Stitching 13 December

Do pop over to Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching link up to see a gorgeous array of quilting, applique, cross stitch and embroidery. And then on to Life Under Quilts to see what other EPPers are up to.

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In the Hoop at Last!

Today’s Slow Sunday Stitching will consist of making a start on quilting my hexagon scrap quilt. Yes, it’s in the hoop at long last!

In the hoop

Last week’s lone star has transformed into a lone star in a hexagon. It’s number 32 so far.

Hexagon star number 32

Do pop over to Kathy’s Quilts and see what other Slow Sunday Stitchers are up to!

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