Sunday, October 14, 2012

Rainy Days and Sundays make me smile!

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Remember that song from the good old days, by the Carpenter’s, Rainy Days and Mondays.  Well it’s Sunday and it’s raining but I have a big smile on my face.  I am slow stitching down the binding on my flea market lap size quilt that I just finished hand quilting.  It has fabrics from the eighties in it.  The fabrics include some plaids with metallic threads, good old gingham, a bit of plaid flannel, and some small floral prints.  I replaced a couple of blocks that were made out of that red velvet fabric little girls Christmas dresses used to be made out of in the eighties.  I knew I would be washing this , and the thought of washing that red polyester velvet was a bit scary.   When I discovered this little hand pieced top at the flea market it called out to me.  The fabrics were like old friends that I hadn’t seen in a while.  So what’s better than spending time with some old friends doing what you love to do.  Stitching down the binding on a quilt is one of my favorite parts of assembling a quilt.  It is like the home stretch of a race, and I have a feeling this one is going to be a winner.

8 comments:

  1. Enjoy your hand stitching on this treasure. I am smiling thinking about the fun you will have today! Thanks for linking up to Slow Sunday Stitching!

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    1. Thanks Kathy, I have really enjoyed sharing slow stitching Sundays with all those that follow your blog.

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  2. How fun! Enjoy your rainy day and stitching.

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  3. Hand sewing the binding is such a nice time to appreciate all that went into making it. Enjoy the process.

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    1. That is so true, I kept thinking about the person who sat and hand pieced it. It is a good feeling that I was able to finally turn it into a lap quilt that can be used and enjoyed.

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  4. I love the binding part of the quilts. Very relaxing while looking at something you created. Sounds like a beautiful quilt.

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    1. So glad you have discovered hand quilting, it is so relaxing.

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