Sunday, March 1, 2015

Big Stitching Progress

Not much time has been spent behind the hoop this week. I have focused most of time on a  new projects, more about it later.  But with big stitching, it doesn't take much time to make some progress. I have completed the center of this quilt and started to stitch the last round of pickle dishes. So today, I hope to focus on my hand work and complete a few more pickles.

I also added an inner border to my compass quilt.  I am machine piecing this quilt, but love that there are elements of it that will use some hand stitches.  I love having several techniques going so that my hands don't get stressed by one technique.  So, after a few hand quilting stitches I hope to get a good start on adding some applique stitches to attach these circles to the border. Hope you can enjoy some slow stitching today!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Big Stitching

If you follow my blog you know that I completed Baltimore Garden.   It will get hung in the closet till later this year when I will bring it out to begin the hand quilting process.  If you missed the reveal post you can see it here.  So what's up next?  I sandwiched my RSC2014 pickle dish quilt and started to big stitch it. I am using #8 perle cotton not my favorite, but I think looks really nice on this quilt.

Yesterday I started thinking about a project that I have had rolling around in my head since last summer. I made a compass block and some cogwheel blocks last summer  and hope to bring them together in a quilt that I am designing.  A few more applique stitches in this reverse applique block and my center medallion will be be complete. I love working on several projects at once and dreaming about other quilts I want to make keeps me going.  I will be linking up with Slow Stitching Sunday to see what Kathy and other slow stitchers are doing? Why don't you join us?