Sunday, March 2, 2014

Slow Stitch Sunday....

I'll slowly work on finishing the last 9 (I hope) of the orange peels needed for the border of my hugs and kisses quilt today.

I really want to hand quilt this one but the thought of such a big quilt being on me in the summer in Florida is not something I want to think about. So... I went searching on YouTube and found a nice tutorial on how to quilt as you go without sashing and I think I may give it a try with this quilt. I have it in rows right now and I think I'll sew sets of two rows and one set of three rows and attempt to hand quilt them. I'm just going to echo quilt around them I think for the X and O's. Probably a squiggly line in the frame or multiple straight lines? Maybe some simple circles or elongated ovals for a cable? I'll figure that one out after. This will be a great way to use up those extra strips of long batting from previous quilts.

Head on over to Kathy's Quilts and see what other slow stitching is being worked on today.

Yesterday we headed to Magic Kingdom and met up with my brother and his family. This was the kids at the end of the day - she picked out the ears with tulle and he got goofy. Next time I will grab the GPS.... I didn't plug it into my phone to get home figuring I knew where to go. Nope - took the wrong turn and headed to Tampa before heading back to Ocala. Oh well - it was a very scenic route home and Em slept most of the way. Aidan kept me company while playing with the ipad.

I never knew of Tom Sawyers Island with the wilderness forts, barrel bridge and all the other fun things  for little boys to do and get their energy out.
A picture with their cousins Sarah, Aidan, Emily and Becky.

A great time was had by all. Wishing them safe travels back to Vermont on Monday.


Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Can't wait to hear about how the quilt as you go goes. I agree quilting in the summer especially in Florida or any southern state is not a good idea.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Luckily I'm cold natured enough that when the A/C is on, I am not uncomfortable quilting. But I'm curious how the quilt as you go works as I like the idea of a portable hand quilting project.

Quilter Kathy said...

What a great outing for the kids! Fun to see them enjoying warm weather activities... no boots, hats, mitts, snowsuits, etc!
Will you be sad when the orange peels are done?!?!
Thanks for linking up to Slow Sunday Stitching!

Jill said...

The orange peel is a great block. Your fabric are bright and colorful. A visit to Disney World sounds pretty good to me.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Looks like the kids are having a blast! :) Quilt as you go sounds interesting...especially for a summer project!

Cathy said...

It's even too hot for me to machine quilt here in the summer...I don't have air-conditioning!

Good luck on the quilting.