Sunday, July 26, 2020

Slow Sunday.....


I had a finish and a start this week. The finish was the Umbrella quilt which I posted about yesterday. Hand applique last year and hand quilted this year.

The start - was a new block I had drafted from a memory and finished hand piecing it mid week here. I am calling mine Endless Diamond since it is similar to an Endless Chain pattern I found.  I plan to dig in the scrap bins and prep some more pieces to make more of these 12 inch blocks.



I also plan to pin this 35x35 inch book club quilt for hand quilting today.


A few stitches will be added to the cat and mouse quilt on the frame which has been sadly neglected to get the umbrella quilt completed.

As I was in between things last night, I pulled the crochet out of the tin can and added a couple of rows..... which had Emily asking when her blanket would be completed! She tried it on for size and it needs to be a little bit bigger. 

I'm sure some time will be spent helping build the chicken coop (maybe - he and Emily did a good job last night for a couple of hours out there). Prep work, stitching and relaxing are on tap for my Sunday. It was an early start as someone was wide awake at 6AM and thought she needed to 'check on me'! every 45 minutes! I put her off until I got out of bed at 8. So much for sleeping in on a Sunday! 

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

11 comments:

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I have not touched my crochet afghan in months - it had just been too hot I guess as the yarn is part wool - I know I will pull it out as it gets closer to fall and then it should go quickly even though it is only a couple feet long. The umbrella quilt turned out great

Kim said...

All those umbrellas look so pretty on your lovely quilt. Goodness me, the Endless Diamond block you have designed is fabulous. I look forward to seeing more blocks of this pattern.

Julierose said...

Love that Red Sox umbrella--so neat!! I especially like the ones with the "insides" showing..and I really think those little handles are sweet...you did a super job on this quilt...

The Endless Diamonds is looking great...I've never drafted my own templates...but have "altered" (ya think? More like oopsies!!)
some along the way. hahaha
Hugs from the AC today too hot and humid out there
Julierose

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I love the photo of the umbrellas at the top of your blog now! Those straight lines of quilting really do look like rain coming down. Looking forward to watching your progress on the Book Club quilt and those new blocks you're working on, too. Have a great Sunday, Deb!

Karrin Hurd said...

Great finish on the umbrellas, and you have some more great projects to work on!

CathieJ said...

I love that new block! I can't wait to see more of them. All of your other projects are looking great. Yay for the finish of the umbrella quilt.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Best of luck on achieving today's lofty goal, Deb!

Miaismine said...

Congratulations on your wonderful finish! I have to admit I was a bit sad to see your Umbrella Quilt finished as I've enjoyed the journey so much. It came out very pretty and cheerful! I'm sure your kitty will enjoy cuddling with it!

a good yarn said...

Umbrellas is a marvellous quilt. So good to have it finished. Excited Diamonds is going to be a fantastic quilt based on the first block. Looking forward to seeing that one. Lots of great progress on your variety of projects.

Design Originals by KC said...

I love your finish with the umbrella quilt... lovely! Your new start looks fresh and fun :)
Looks like you have lots of choices when you stop to work on hand work... or if you want your chicks to have a place to roost and provide you eggs! lol
Have a fun week !! Kathi

Quilter Kathy said...

Congratulations on your umbrella finish!
Love the quilting you did on this!