Sunday, November 2, 2014

Cruising!

I must say that the last couple of years I have put in a lot of slow stitches.  I have really tried to put in a few stitches everyday, not always possible but I could probably count the days I have not with the fingers on my hands.  There is something so relaxing about pulling thread thru the fabric.  This week I was very focused on working on my  borders for Baltimore Garden.  It is so much fun to applique the swags in place after working on the small leaves and flowers parts in the blocks.  I felt like I was on the autobahn, just cruising along! 

 
The trouble with driving this fast is I have reached my destination.  So today I will be prepping stems, leaves and flowers for the forty flowers that ago between the swags.  It will be fun to add some green to the simple yellow and red swags.  They look so plain after working on the blocks and the little flowers should cheer them up a bit.





I will be linking up with Kathy's blog to see what others are slow stitching today! Come join us!

 

34 comments:

  1. always love looking at the red and greens - I have my red and green on the bed right now and just love looking at it,

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    1. I agree red and green are so great together. I will be pulling out my red and green Christmas Journey in December!

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  2. I love the look of Baltimore Album quilts. Not sure if I'd ever have the patience to make one, but I should try to make at least one block. Hm.... Have fun stitching!

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    1. Oh I so agree, doing a large quilt like Baltimore Garden is a big undertaking, but each block is like a new project, so for me much easier than making the same pieced block hundreds of time for a pieced quilt.

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  3. You are well on your way to finishing the borders. Can't wait to see it all done!

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    1. Yeah, so good to be at this point. Still a long ways to go, I know I won't finish this month, but it should be a top soon after the new year.

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  4. Have a wonderful Sunday! I admire your perseverance!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Christine! So happy to be working on the final flowers for the border!

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  5. Looking forward to seeing the border. I am sure the flowers on the border will liven it up.

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  6. I have always loved Baltimore Album quilts. Enjoy your stitching.

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  7. What lovely fabric you are using. They look fabulous together.

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  8. And when you reach your destination there's always another journey. Looking forward to your flowers.

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  9. Must be careful on that auto bon but it sounds like there were no crashes with your stitches! Great job working through them so quickly... now onto the flower decorations.

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    1. Yeah no accidents, but it sure was fun to speed up after all the slow, slow applique! The little flowers are fun! Each one takes some time with all the prep work and stitching, but nothing like the blocks!

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  10. I think every day should include a few stitches : )

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    1. Me too! Can't imagine not being able to put in a few stitches!

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  11. You ARE cruising along! Before we know it, you'll be done and on to the next quilt!

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  12. Quilting on the autobahn :) Too funny! You are really on a roll!

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    1. It does help that the journey is on the down hill side of the mountain now!

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  13. I love applique work (partly because I can't do it) and this looks like it will be great!

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    1. You make me laugh, but I must admit that piecing is hard for me!

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  14. So glad you have all those swags appliqued into place and you are back to flowers and stems :) Yay ... your progress on this project is just GREAT Carla! Thanks for sharing your autobon experience too! Kathi

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    1. I just had to enjoy the open roads while they lasted! There are forty little flowers so they will take awhile, but each one will be a joy to stitch!

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  15. ha ha I thought you were going to have a post about a sunday drive or vaca :)

    Enjoy your flowers...can't wait to see them :)

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    1. Yeah, I was really cruising but these flowers are like red lights! But they do add a lot of interest to the border. Raining here and I don't feel like stitching, hopefully tomorrow will be more productive!

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  16. A Baltimore Garden quilt is just the thing for some slow Sunday stitching! I hope you enjoyed your time with it yesterday!! :)

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