Sunday, February 9, 2014

Slow Stitching Sunday..... orange peels

Today I will be working on some orange peel blocks for the border of my hugs and kisses quilt. I prepped a bunch of them on Friday and glued them down to the background squares on Saturday. I think I need 18 per side and maybe 4 for the corners. I have about 27 done so a bunch more to go before I can get this quilt top finished.



Today will be just me and the boy for a bit. Dad is headed into work for a short day today at the store and Emily had a sleepover with Grandma last night. She will be returned later this afternoon. I do believe we have a play date with his friend Katie this afternoon and then we'll attempt our second try at Yamato's - a Japanese steak house with the grills that the chef's cook at in front of you. Aidan went last summer with his PreK teacher but Emily has never gone. That will be his special birthday dinner out.... and then we are done with his birthday! For now, he is in his room playing with his Hot Wells race track. I got some batteries yesterday at Sam's club so he should be entertained for a while now.

I'm hooking up with Kathy's Quilts. Head on over and see what other slow stitching is being worked on today.

Edited to add my view from the couch. Sophie is the white one and Maxie is the black and white one - or as my parents call them - the white cat and the other cat!

11 comments:

  1. Your making real progress on your orange peel quilt. I have a bag of wedges left over from my pumpkin seed that would great for a project like this.

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  2. Enjoy your relaxing sewing! Seeing your blocks makes me want to get back to my peel applique.
    Your furry friends will enjoy snuggling with you while you stitch! Thanks for linking up!

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  3. Happy peaceful stitching in between entertaining the children : ) I love those steakhouses where they cook in front of you / and oh the food is always so good that way! :)

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  4. It's always fun to follow along with people's projects and then finally see them come together. Your orange peel quilt is turning out so cute.

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  5. Your quilt is coming along very nicely. Enjoy your day!

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  6. A beautiful project to work on with your furry company! My two are "the white cat and the other cat" too!

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  7. Loving this quilt top coming together... your applique on all these orange peels is amazing! I think this is the kind of project I could enjoy... and what fun it will be to hand quilt this too! Thanks for sharing! Kathi

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  8. Sophie and Maxie are linking up to very, very, VERY slow stitching. Adorable!

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  9. What do you use to mark your applique pieces? I do freezer paper applique but I would like to try it this way too.
    Kristie

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  10. We haven't been to a Japanese steak house in over a year ... I think it's time to get back there!

    Is your background fabric consistent on your hugs and kisses quilt? I don't recall seeing that fabric that you're using with t he pink peel ... but I LOVE it! Is that a white on white or two shades of white?

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  11. Your quilt is coming along beautifully! I love it!

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