Sunday, March 10, 2013

Final stitches!

Another week  has come and gone, and the signs of spring are really showing up. The daffodils are blooming and some of the trees are showing the beginnings of buds.  Since I love to garden just as much as I love to quilt, sometimes I am torn in which direction to go.  Yesterday, was definitely a garden day, our first 70 degree day, I just had to go outside. 

Today is quite different, very cloudy and a few sprinkles that will probably turn into thunderstorms later today.  So, I guess I will join Kathy and others linked to her blog and do some hand quilting. I will continue and hopefully put in the final stitches on  border four of Amish Ice Cream Social. 

I also did a little bit of hand piecing this last week.   I haven't gotten very far, but hopefully with Amish Ice Cream Social coming to completion I can focus on  getting this one done.  The stars are quite small, and I still consider myself new to hand piecing.  The center of my stars are ok, but I think I will view some you tube videos to maybe get some tips on how to deal with all those seams coming together.  


  1. I am new to the sunday party and your blog but I went into your archives and found Amish Ice Cream Social in Feb...that is a masterpiece. so much work. I knew I did right to join this party...I am going to find lots of lovely blogs such as yours to keep me inspired :)

  2. Welcome to the party and thank you for your kind words and for stopping by my blog. Raining hard here right now, a great day for stitching!

  3. Lucky you with the warmer weather coming already. We still have piles of snow.
    Enjoy your relaxing stitching today and thanks for linking up.

  4. Really like your stars! I haven't gotten brave enough to try that many seams yet.:)

  5. I think your stars look good! Lucky you getting such nice temps - I am looking forward to spring arriving here.

  6. Isn't Kathy's party fun!!! I was traveling this weekend and didn't get a chance to post this week. Go to Jenny Byers website; she has tutorials and videos on hand piecing and getting those perfect points, corners, etc. Your work is beautiful!

    1. Thanks Vickie! I will check out Jenny's Byers website. I saw her on Simply Quilts over ten years ago! The time change has me dragging this week, I needed a reason to sit and put my feet up, thanks again.

  7. Such pretty projects! I hope to join back in next Sunday. I love Kathy's slow stitch Sundays.