Sunday, June 23, 2013

Slow Stitching Sunday

This week I have focused my hand stitching efforts on finishing my June UFO. I started making the blocks two years ago (click here to read about the inspiration and beginning of project). I am finishing it in the "quilt-as-you-go" style and stitching the seams by hand. You can check out this great QAYG tutorial by Andrea which shows the technique that I am using.

Today I will be stitching these seams while enjoying these peonies (my favorite June flower). If it rains, the blooms will probably be finished for this year, so I'm hoping for a sunny day.

stop & smell the flowers
Photo from "Love Yourself"

What are you hand stitching today? I hope you will have some time for relaxing hand stitching...
and take some time to smell the flowers!
Link up your hand stitching blog post below - we love to see what you're creating!


  1. Working on the binding for Calico Cats is on my agenda today. I have to go get pictures before I can post. Enjoy your day in the garden.

  2. Making quick progress on my Seven Sisters quilt. Although when it comes to hand quilting quick is well....slow!

  3. Have the prep work done, so planning to start piecing some LeMoyne Stars. Looking forward to the relaxation of it! Hope you have a sunny day and enjoy the peonies-they don't grow where I live, so I have to enjoy them vicariously!

  4. No time for handstitching today. One more garden to put in.I should have enough cucumbers for everyone if they all grow...haha! Always make time to smell the flowers even in the grocery store, always makes me smile!! Enjoy your day!
    My peonies are just starting to open them!

  5. Hum, instead of sewing by either hand or machine I am browsing blogs. Your peonies are beautiful. Ours have come and gone now. On to roses, cone flowers, daisies and vegetables down here. Keep working on your quilt as you go project.

  6. I've not tried quilt-as-you go, but after looking at the tutorial it looks like something I might want to try. Your peonies are beautiful. We just had 3 days of rain and I was surprised that my peonies weren't ruined, but we have another couple days of rain in the forecast, so I'm sure that will be the last of mine.

  7. So glad to find time to link up once again! Good luck making progress on you QAYG project!

  8. Always fun to see all the projects!! So glad that you host this linky party!! The peonies are lovely!!


  9. I'm going to have to check out that tutorial and try a practice QAYG little quilt. Enjoy your stitching.