Sunday, June 23, 2019

Slow Stitching Anniversary!

Kathy has been hosting the Slow Stitching Sunday for 7 years now! Wow! I went back to my posts and it looks like I started linking up in July 2012! I had 'known' Kathy from the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. I have to give her a shout out for encouraging me to try hand quilting back then. I am so grateful that I took a chance... as I really enjoy hand piecing and hand quilting and hand applique! All new things for me in the last 7 years.

I was hand quilting the Quilt Square Along blocks I was making with a quilt along with Jo's Country Junction that year. I believe the patterns were a Lori Smith design and I made them with a bundle of Kansas Troubles Fabrics. I did a quilt as you go to connect them all together. Lots of pre-K car line waits for this one!

One of my favorites is still my apple quilt. I think this might have been my second hand quilting project.


Of course... Hugs and Kisses is on the list. This one I love and it lives in my room...when someone doesn't snatch it for snuggling on the couch! This photo shows the quilting better than the finished photo. All those peels were hand applique.


Hand piecing.... another fun thing to occupy your hands. I have made 2 trips by hand... well a 2 inch top waiting for quilting and this 2.5 inch top that is half way quilted on the frame. I really need to get back to this one....
This is the latest hand pieced quilt along that is also in the queue for hand quilting. So many quilts, so little time!

My current project is the baskets. They are all quilted and it is time to move onto the border triangles. I hope to be binding this one next weekend.


I did a lot of binding yesterday for the bow tie finish. It was a 2 Harry Potter movie afternoon and evening.

Of course... the hexagons are all prepped to get appliqued onto their black background. I just have 13 brown and 17 light blue to go on these as I finished off the purple ones this week. 

The end is in sight... so exciting. Then the decision... sew them together by hand or machine? I am thinking machine as they are black... and it will get them together quicker. I think this quilt will get colorful thread with the quilting...not sure if it will be all yellow or a mix of colors surrounding each one....

Thanks for reading and a big Thank you to Kathy and all who have encouraged me over the years. 





10 comments:

Deanna W said...

Love love that orange peel quilt and the blue one on the design wall is my fav...so blue!

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

You have done some great work and Kathy does inspire us!

Quilter Kathy said...

Oh that was a fun walk down memory lane... I remember all those projects you made! Thanks for sharing them again! Do you know I STILL haven't finished that quilt square along project?!?! I don't know why!
Have a wonderful slow stitching time today and thanks for participating all these years!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I love your scrappy trip quilt! And you hand-pieced it? Wow? What size are the individual squares?

Teresa said...

Thanks for sharing your quilts, was fun to look at and see the variety of your quilting.

Kim said...

All things hand stitching is wonderful, isn't it. Oh my you have fashioned many beautiful quilts over the years. Love every one that you showcased today.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Wow!! You've really made good use of your Slow Stitching time, Deb! SEW many lovely quilts. Thanks for sharing!

QuiltGranma said...

Love them!

CathieJ said...

Oh my goodness. So many pretty quilts and quilt blocks.

a good yarn said...

So many lovely quilts!