Sunday, February 26, 2017

Slow down Sunday

I have been doing a little slow stitching this week. I have gotten these finished off with their peels last night while watching the last episode of Downtown Abbey in a quiet house while the others were at Aidan's Blue and Gold ceremony.


That means I can start on the next one - this is my last block from the December bunch. I need to cut out my fabrics so I can begin back basting. I think the flower will be the medium purple, with the dark purple center and green little peels on the edges.
 For now... I started the cross hatching in the back of the purple dresden plate. I drew the lines light with a pencil earlier this week. Once this one is done.... I really need to start on the light blue one.


Of course.... this box arrived this week. I have yet to open it. That might happen today... although I have been told to take it easy and not overdo. Sounds like a perfect day to slow stitch away. Does anyone have this frame and if so, did you stain it before putting it together? I am debating.... I think I will keep it unfinished and hope the hot and humid down here in Florida doesn't warp it. It will stay inside in the AC so I think it will be fine. My big 90x90 hand pieced trip around the world will be it's first customer.


Linking up with the other Slow Sunday stitchers at Kathy's Quilts.

10 comments:

  1. Applique blocks are lookin' good! I have never used a floor frame, so will be watching with interest...

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  2. When that box is open, you'll have to get busy stitching. Lol. Once I had a similar unfinished wood quilt frame. It did not call out to be finished. Keep in mind that varnish or stain do not always mix with quilts. I liked my frame; however, we moved and there was no room for it. I sold it and the person was happy with it. An unfinished frame was of no concern.

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  3. Oooh, have fun with the frame! I don't have the space for one so can't offer any advice, just drool!!! Love the purple and green together in your appliqué. Hope you enjoy some more quiet time soon.

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  4. Leave it unfinished yes :) The finishing to be done is in the stitching :) Lovely applique!

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  5. A new frame is so exciting! Your project is very lovely.

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  6. The only time I've used a floor frame was for a quilting-bee/demo at a quilt show years ago. (The quilt show was to celebrate the Bicentennial, so that tells how many years ago!) I'll be watching you test drive yours with great interest!
    Love your applique!

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  7. If you stain it do each piece before you put it together. It will delay me in getting it set up but the stain and a clear satin finish really make the frame blend in. Hope you feel better!

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  8. Your appliqué blocks are so pretty and I'm looking forward to seeing your Dresden finished. I so envy those who can hand quilt.

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  9. Your blocks are looking gorgeous. I admire your patience I would of had that frame out the minute it arrived!

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  10. Oh I can't wait to see that frame up and your quilt in it!
    Enjoy your dresden stitching!

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