Sunday, January 17, 2021

Slow Sunday stitching...

 It is a long weekend for my household. 

The kids got excited that Greg ordered a new table for the front room to move out the flying console and PC from his office to out there with the PS3. It is becoming a true game room and they are actually going through and have tossed or put things in the donate pile. I even heard the vacuum cleaner running! The big drapes that came with the house are down  and it really lightens up the room. I plan to repurpose that curtain rod to hang quilts! 

For hand work - I'll be adding some hand quilting to this little table runner. I had them as square in a square but they were never happy with how I wanted to put them together so they got unpicked yesterday into flying geese and seemed happy with this layout. It is 10x15 and will finish up perfect for the little side table in the front room.


I'll also be adding some more embroidery - buttonhole stitch around the fused applique on this cute little row by row runner. I have never done this stitch before but love how it makes the ducks look.



I'll make my Hexagon for the day... and will need to prep more for this week. 

Then there are the flowering snowball blocks. I did cut out another 4 blocks and figured out I only need to mark the stitching lines on the white peel part and the middle square! These are so fun to stitch with the gentle curve. I think just this block and die are so worth getting the Accuquilt GO! for my birthday. I have the 4 inch drunkard path die on my wishlist...... it comes in a few sizes but I think that one would work the best? Until then, I'll keep busy with this one and the 8 inch cube it came with.  I think I will cut out some parts each month in the color of the RSC Challenge and have the makings of a scrappy quilt later this year.


Head on over and see what everyone else is slow stitching this weekend over at Kathy's Slow Sunday Stitching linkup.


8 comments:

Frédérique said...

Lovely projects, I love the table runner, the duck, and the curved block ;)

Quilter Kathy said...

I love buttonhole stitching and haven't done any for a while.
Enjoy all your wonderful slow stitching projects!

Julierose said...

I also love how buttonhole stitch looks...makes things look vintage I feel--which I really like a lot...
Pretty flying geese...I like the pink with that yellow too...
[stay safe now, things seem to be getting worse;000]
hugs, Julierose

Karrin Hurd said...

Great projects you have to work on! Happy stitching!

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

such a cute duck and it is so great to have the kids be so interested in preparing a room for a change. I plan a Drunkard's path this year but I think the blocks for the die are 6 inch it seems you are supposed to make four of them for a 12 inch block. Glad you are enjoying the AccuQuilt I hoped you would

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That is a cute tablerunner, and I bet your handquilting will just add to it! Love the duck project you're doing, too. With the snowball blocks, you'll have plenty to keep busy with! It's always exciting to move the furniture around and repurpose a room - sounds like your kids are into it!

scraphappy said...

So nice to have the kids in there cleaning and sorting. Hopefully enjoying their new game room will be a perfect reward. The blanket stitch looks great on your ducks.

Ellen said...

The only time I hear the vacuum cleaner running is when I'm using it!!!

Accuquilt dies and cutters sure make things a lot easier, quicker and much more accurate.

Great job on the handstitching. :)