Sunday, April 14, 2013

Finishing Stitches

Another week has come and gone, and  the wonderful weather  outside has pulled me away from my quilting. I did get the garden planted and  weeded and mulched my azalea/ hosta bed. Hopefully, this week I can get my focus back and finish two miniatures.  I plan on slow stitching the binding  on my flying geese miniature tonight.
The other mini was complete until I noticed as I was hand quilting it that one of them seams an alternate block frayed and came loose. I ended up removing the hand quilting in it and replacing the block. So, there will be more slow stitching as I applique  a new block into place and do the hand quilting. I have been trying to finish up projects since the beginning of the year so that I can start a new applique quilt.  I am starting to wonder if it will ever happen. Since I love to garden as much as I love to quilt, so this time of year the gardening always wins.  It won't be long, and summer heat and humidity will arrive and then hopefully I can spend hot summer afternoons working on my new applique project.





 

12 comments:

  1. You are doing some redo yourself....grin. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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    1. Yes, so far it is going well. I used some silk thread to applique the block back in place and I think it looks pretty good. Tonight I will replace the hand quilting I had to remove. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Lovely little miniature! I think gardening is just as therapeutic as quilting, so win, win!

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    1. Your so right, Audrey! It just wears me out when I try to do both. So, I find something has to give. On the other hand it is nice to have a vacation from quilting. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. I enjoy gardening too, so it's a competition of interests sometimes. Love the geese mini! Thanks for linking up!

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    1. A lot of quilters are gardeners too! I guess they are very similar, when it comes to color and design!

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  4. It's getting that time of year around here too. Still too soon to plant the garden, but the weather has been nice enough to be outside.

    Love your little quilt!

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    1. I remember those first nice days when I used to live in Wisconsin. We can have those days in the middle of winter here, so we are bit spoiled. But, sometimes in the hot muggy summer, I long for a Wisconsin summer day.

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  5. One of the benefits of hand quilting is that you do see the quilt up close and personal and you can make quick repairs if needed. Your mini is cute with it's spring colours.

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    1. I agree Ellen! It also makes you realize it's not the end of the world, just a few more hand stitches and all is well. Not sure machine quilter's would feel the same way.

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  6. sweet little quilt. I have been out in my garden too.

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