Sunday, February 16, 2014

Slow Sunday Stitching

It has been a long time since I've needed some slow relaxing stitching time as much as I need it today! I am hand quilting the last block of my Journey of a Quilter, and will relish every single stitch I make today, while I watch athletes compete to be the fastest in the world. My goal is the opposite of that - I plan to win the gold medal for being the slowest hand quilter of all time! 7 years I've been working on this quilt - can you beat that today? Are you working on something older than that?
Isn't this a great block to work on?!
I am making wavy lines between the rows of words and really like how that is turning out.
What slow stitching are you enjoying today? I can't wait to see your hand stitching projects.




22 comments:

Sarah said...

I agree it's a good quote! I am working on a quilt that has been several years in the making, not sure how many though! Enjoy the Olympics

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I haven't been quilting that long - the oldest I may have waiting is 2yrs.

Jill @ I Rather Quilt said...

Like the wavy line stitching. I started piecing the 1800 repro about 8 years ago, but the quilting part I just started thus year and hope to finish this spring. Looking forward to your reveal.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

When I started back to sewing /quilting Nov 2012 the sampler and Dresden that I worked on had been unfinished for close to 11 years :)

I love your Journey quilt / as soon as you are done you can start a sequel! :)

Denise :) said...

Hmmmm....I think the oldest one that I'm working on hand quilting is nearly three years ... so nope, you've got me beat! Go for the gold!!! :)

moosecraft said...

This is a great saying! And so true! I'm currently working on a quilt that's in it's 4th year... and down to the final Blocks... fun stuff!

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

I had a quilt that took ten years to finish, due to lack of knowledge, but it did get completed and started me on my quilting journey. I can't wait to see what you will hand quilt next!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

That saying is so, so true! Not a lot of hand stitching this weekend ... grandson's birthday today so we had the grandparents' party yesterday and will have the friend party today. But there will be a little time to watch some Olympics while doing some hand stitching!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I will do some hand quilting today on my breaks of doing things outside I do think

Prima Donna said...

Years ago my mother hand embroidered a quilt for me. It took me a dozen years off and on to get the hand quilting done. So, I guess I got you beat. LOL

Teresa in Music City said...

I can't believe you are almost finished with Journey! Enjoy rounding that home stretch!!!!

sophie said...

I love the quote on your quilt. I definitely have projects around here that are older than yours, but I am working on something that is less than a month old (and I'm still whining about how long it's taking ;-)

Deb A said...

It has been so fun to watch your journey as you have been hand quilting this beautiful quilt. Enjoy every slow stitch you take today and relax.

Cathy said...

I beat you! Mine is 11 years old. Thanks for the incentive to dig it out.

Cathy said...

I'll bet you are glad to be approaching the finish line. I have some UFOs that are old but I don't think I have anything that old. (Well at least I don't have anything that old in plain sight).

Bits of Stitching! said...

My oldest unfinished project will be four years old and I'm not currently working on it, hoping to get to it after finishing some of my wip's. Have fun and enjoy your SSS!

tubakk said...

A great quilt for sure. My oldest quilt I'm working on was started 8 years ago. So I'm a real slow quilter.

Design Originals by KC said...

Since I haven't been a quilter for a long time (about 3 years?) I only have a couple projects that are about a year old but hand quilting takes time I believe and these quilts will both be worth waiting for :) I love this last square you are working on.. what a one to choose as last too! Thanks for hosting this Sunday linky for us slow stitchers :) Kathi

libbyquilter said...

i have projects that are not finished from before my daughter was born . . . almost 28 years~!
yikes. i do think i have you beat. unfortunately.

love your wavy lines~!

thank you Kathy for hosting. like you i feel like it should just be me and my needle today . . .

:-)
libbyQ

Daytona Damsel said...

I like your block and the wavy line. I am working on a bunny table runner that I was doing for A craft show but I will probably not get it done in time. So I will either keep working on it and save for next year or turn it into a baby quilt to sell online. Either way I have hand quilting to do until my husbands quilt I am piecing is ready to be quilted.

Bonnie said...

I probably have a hand quilting piece that is at least seven years old. But it is going to be a lot more time before I get back to it! I was hand stitching Sunday but working on a Pincushion.

Kate said...

Looks you are are nearing the home stretch on this project. Hope you enjoyed your slow stitching Sunday.