Sunday, January 6, 2019

Slow Sunday... new projects....

After a slew of binding finishes this week (baby hearts and 16 patch, Emily's quilt) it is time for some 'new' hand work projects. 
This is Emily's quilt as of last night. 

The baby hearts quilt is done so I get to put the little basket quilt into the hoop for hand quilting. This is 32x32 and was hand appliquéd in the summer of 2017. 

I pulled out my hand pieced hexagons from 2014 and will be basting them for applique onto 6.5 inch black background in accordance with the rainbow scrap challenge this year. Red is the color for January and I got all 17 of these basted and one prepped for applique onto the background. I hope to prep the other 16 today so I can just leave them in the car with supplies for car line this week.

It was also time to give some attention to the trip quilt on the frame in my bedroom. I had avoided it as the kittens did some damage to the batting and I was too afraid to look and figure out a plan. I dared to look last week and will be doing some batting stitching once I am ready to roll this.... but that means I have some quilting to do before I have to deal with that. I think I will be doing this in the evenings while Emily reads to me for her 20 minutes of reading per day. It is a good goal for both of us! I did the top section in purple on Thursday evening while she was reading.

Linking up with Kathy and the other slow stitchers. A big thank you to Kathy and all who have encouraged me in my hand work endeavors over the years.

I am signed up to start a hand pieced quilt along starting tomorrow over at Elm Street Quilts and Simple. Everyday. Handmade. Take a look and if you want a fun little quilt along to start the year this might be the one for you!

Happy Sunday Everyone!


  1. I was going to follow along with the hand stitching on Elm Street but then I decided I do so much of it every week anyhow that I didn't need one more follow along! I have been tempted to start another hexie quilt but really should finish the Daisy Chain quilt first which are hexies in another form being pieced pieces!

    1. I'm hoping they do some curved piecing. I need work on that but i won't know until they reveal the quilt tomorrow.

  2. I am joining the hand piecing group--been wanting to do some hand piecing again anyways--and right now with no sewing machine--it seems like a good time to do some--
    love your finished projects and glad you can fix the kitties batting mess!!!
    luv, di

  3. You've gotten a lot done this week! I love Emily's quilt - hope she does, too! I clicked over to see your other finishes, and they are so pretty. I'm joining in on the Hand-Stitched QAL, too - something new to try!

  4. You have been very busy. I am sure the kitties didn't do anything that you won't be able to deal with. All of your projects are so sweet!

  5. So wonderful to picture your Emily reading while you hand quilt... makes me smile :)
    Fun to see another quilt in the hoop.... enjoy!

  6. Oh my you have so many pretty projects to work on. I love the idea of stitching while Emily is reading to you. It makes it less intimidating for her and quite enjoyable for you.

  7. i love your baby hearts quilt- i plan on making an isosceles triangle quilt in the RSC color of the month this year. kind of excited about that!

  8. I love that basket quilt! One on my list to do some year!