Sunday, January 10, 2016

Hand stitching.....on Slow Stitching Sunday.

Quilt Square Along Blocks
I finally started on my UFO for the month and have sets of two blocks all sewn together. The hand stitching on the back was interesting yesterday but worked fine. I think on future quilts I will use more than a 1 inch strip to connect the back. It was a little tight. I used this tutorial for this QAYG. The last two blocks are in the sewing room for a fix.

backing hand stitching the connecting strip



I also trimmed up my midget appliqué blocks to 6.5 inches and cut out a 2 inch blue sashing to start creating my rows. I hope to add lots of stitches this week to this project.
In between prepping snacking foods for Greg's birthday gathering today I plan to put a few stitches into one or both of these projects. Maybe even a few stitches will get put into the Hugs and Kisses Quilt... I turned the second corner last night! All set to start on the pink tonight after I move the hoop.

Head on over to see what others are slow stitching today.


15 comments:

Linda M @ Pieceful Kingdom said...

Lovely projects. I just love the little applique flowers. Have a great week!

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Oh I love your Quilt Square Along blocks! You have been very busy. I want to try QAYG someday! Love all the projects you have going on right now

Deb said...

Nice projects you have going, love those little applique blocks.

Karen said...

The little midget applique block is so very sweet.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

you have a busy day ahead and while I saw them the other day I am drooling over those quilt square blocks again today. Gorgeous!

Denise :) said...

I really do enjoy the QAYG method and I love it when I see other quilters using it, too! Enjoy your stitching today! :)

Sarah said...

You have some lovely projects on the go!

a good yarn said...

Those blocks are remarkable, so complex and detailed. They are going to make a fantastic quilt. Having just finished a QAYG, the one inch connecting strip is fine to machine with a walking foot. I'm really looking forward to seeing those minis come together.

gayle said...

So many pretty things! I love those quilt square along blocks! And I always admire your tiny flowers!

CathieJ said...

I love your projects. The fabrics in the first picture are wonderful.

The Cozy Quilter said...

I have never tried quilt as you go...Your blocks are wonderful! Have fun stitching today.

Cathy said...

Looks like you are moving right along on a lot of projects!

Jayne Honnold said...

Fun stuff! I have never tried QAYG, but I am totally intrigued by it. I found you today through Kathy's Slow Stitching Sunday link party.

Donna M said...

Beautiful blocks. I really love those little applique blocks.

Ellen said...

You are making great progress Deb! I hope you had a wonderful celebration!!