Sunday, November 15, 2015

Slow Stitching Sunday!

It is hard to write new blog posts these days as the two projects I am currently focusing on are slow long term projects.  The progress is slow and pictures could get pretty boring. I haven't made a lot of progress but they are moving along. The fall weather has been calling to me daily but it won't be long and the cooler temps will keep me inside.  That should help with my progress.  I am still
working on panel #3 on my version of Trailing Vines.  I ran out of prepped leaves about a week ago and finally got more prepped, so hopefully a few more will be added.


The hand quilting continues on Baltimore Garden.  I have the middle five blocks completed and started number six on Thursday.  I hope to finish it up to day and move on.  It is such a good feeling that what I have done so far is working out as I had envisioned it in my head.  So many more stitches to do, but this is my favorite part of making a quilt.

I am linking up with Kathy's Quilts for Slow Stitching Sundays.  Like Kathy I love to take a break from stitching on Sundays and enjoy seeing what others are stitching. Hope you can enjoy some slow stitches today and join us.

55 comments:

  1. Not boring / I love nothing better than to see your quilting :) Well, I do love chocolate, too :)

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  2. Your Baltimore is looking lovely, probably because you are taking your time over it. Keep stitching!

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    1. Yes they are time consuming but I do love to give each of my quilts the attention they deserve.

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  3. Never boring! I love seeing your progress and beautiful stitches each week.

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    1. Thanks Deb! It's not boring to stitch and see the area that is complete grow!

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  4. Your posts are NEVER boring... although it may seem you have not much to share to you... you have tons of experience to share with us!!! :) Lovely work on both your projects for sure!!! Kathi

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  5. I love cross-hatched quilting and yours is beautiful. I like watching your progress each week. I sympathize with the slow long-term projects. It is nice to know that other stitchers are plugging along just like me. Enjoy your stitching.

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    1. Thanks! I guess that is why I enjoy Slow Stitching Sundays!

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  6. I love keeping up with quilts that you make. before you know it winter will be here and all of us hand stitchers will have more progress to show - love the quilt you are working on

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    1. You are so right as the cooler temps arrive I know I will want to spend more time under the quilt.

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  7. Long term projects are slow but so so worth it! Your vine and quilting are gorgeous.

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  8. It's gorgeous Carla! Love how the cross hatching is turning out!
    It's very exciting when you are hand quilting, and it's time to move the hoop!

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    1. Yes it is exciting. It is fun to remove the hoop and see another completed block!

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  9. Keep up the great work -- your quilting continues to look fabulous!! :)

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    1. Thanks! I never get bored with the quilting progress, but coming up with an interesting post about a quilt that takes a long time sometimes gets challenging. I just need to remind myself that I never get bored seeing updates from other quilters.

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  10. It's hard to blog much progress when we're hand quilting, isn't it? Even so, I still love seeing your progress ... I just love seeing your perfect quilting. You inspire me.

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    1. Yeah I never get bored seeing hand quilting progress of other hand quilters. You are right it is always lovely to see some hand made stitches.

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  11. Love your applique. It is nice to slow down and not worry about producing so much, but make progress on a larger project.

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  12. Oh your emerging vine is neve boring--I am in awe of all those leaves!! And the quilting on Baltimore is beautiful..be reassured, we like seeing things G R O W --however slowly. Hugs, Julierose

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    1. Thanks for the reminder! I love Slow Stitching Sundays for that very reason.

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  13. I enjoy seeing the progress both on the leaf panels and the hand quilting. I love the quilts made with those style leaf panels but I don't think I will ever make one. I will just watch yours grow.

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    1. I agree we can't make them all! So i am grateful to see all the different projects in Blogland.

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  14. I have learned so much from reading your blog. I have yet to be bored. Sometimes I just click on the photos to enlarge them and savor your beautiful handwork.

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  15. I always like seeing progress pictures of your slow long term projects :0) They're beautiful!!

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    1. Thanks! I need to remind myself how much I enjoy seeing progress on others projects also.

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  16. I love seeing the progress on your leaf panels--I know I could never do that quilt, so I am cheering you on until the end!

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    1. You have a great point there. We can't make them all so it is wonderful to see the progress out there in blog land.

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  17. Progress on handwork projects can seem slow, but as long as you are moving forward, you will get there in the end. Beautiful work. Those vines are lovely.

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  18. Many of us feel that we are making slow progress on our sewing projects. Your stitching is wonderful and so worth the effort. The lovely autumn is also calling me outdoors and keeping me away from needlework.

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    1. Yeah but it good for us to enjoy the other joys in life also.

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  19. Always inspiring to see progress on long term projects!

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    1. Unfortunately that is the kind of quilt I love to make. They are so worth it!

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  20. I like this link up because it is fun to see everyone's progress each week. Slow stitching is as described...slow! I love the quilting you are doing!

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    1. It is nice to know the are others that are reaping the rewards of handwork and understand the joys of handwork.

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  21. I love seeing your wonderful stitching! I get too engrossed in all the posts and forget to comment, forget to get back to my own stitching.:)

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    1. Yes, all the wonderful work is so inspiring. I sometimes limit myself to how many links I can view at one sitting.

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  22. Slow progress is still progress & your quilting is lovely.

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  23. Hand quilting and hand applique are slow projects but so rewarding. In this fast paced world, people are surprised that other people still take time to do hand projects. Every stitch you make is one stitch closer to completion. I enjoy watching your progress, they are going to be such treasures when completed. Enjoy the fall weather! Blessings, Gretchen

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    1. You are absolutely spot on! I can't imagine making these quilts any other way! The process is such a joy.

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  24. I have felt exactly the same way while working on my "slow" hand stitching. Let's make a pact to show our progress no matter how slow, as I am always inspired when I see your beautiful hand work. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. You are so right Wendy. I don't ever get bored seeing others progress. I have enjoyed Kathy's Slow Stitching Sundays for quite a while and am thankful to share with others that get it.

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  25. That is beautiful......a perfect slow stitching project.

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  26. Breathtaking quilting! Inspiring leaves! If I saw pics every week I still wouldn't be bored. When I don't see regular updates I get worried something has happened to you.

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    1. Your too sweet. Well I am taking a vacation to see grand kids next week. I am sure by the time I get back home the following Thursday I will be itching to stitch! Absence makes the heart grow fonder as they say. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  27. This is the season for slow stitching...not just on Sundays! Thanks for sharing your photo progress. The Baltimore is turning out absolutely gorgeous and I admire all the work you are putting into the leave panels. You make beautiful quilts!

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    1. You are so right! We get our first freeze coming this weekend. Thanks for your kind words, I know the cool weather will help with more stitching time.

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  28. Beautiful quilting! I love the detail you are adding.

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