Sunday, May 11, 2014

Slow Sunday Stitching

What happens when you have white squares left over from a baby quilt, and small  bits of scraps from a sampler quilt
You start a mini quilt of course! 
I have been enjoying hand appliqueing the pumpkin seed shape for a while, and my technique has improved quite a bit. So I wondered how it would be to make a smaller seed block.

Scraps + Wondering = a new mini quilt!

Happy Mother's Day
The smaller blocks are definitely more challenging in making smooth curves and pointy points, but they are really cute.  Maybe I should try turning them into one of the variations that Julie has sewn using the seed block? 

Happy Mother's Day to all my blog readers who are celebrating today with their mother,or who are celebrating surviving being a mother!

Today I will be hand stitching more little pumpkin seed blocks in between celebrating Mother's Day. What will you be hand stitching today? Link up your blog post below and share with us.




20 comments:

  1. that pic is so cute! I'm stitching some Ahhhh's, but almost done with it so only 10min in the car I think.

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  2. Her variation is cute ! Happy Mother's Day to you ! :) Though I didn't do a specific-to-slow-stitching post this week, I'll get some quilt tying done this morning. Doing a little each day on a patchwork quilt for a little girl :)

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  3. Adorable! Everything small is cuter.

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  4. Very cute! Love her variation - I may have to make some more...
    Love the motherhood human resources photo! So true.

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  5. Happy Mothers Day! I'm not sure if I'll get any slow work done today ... but I will be a slow stitching queen over the next 2 weeks! ;-)

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  6. Yes applique does change with the size and shape of things. Luckily the more we practice the better we get. No slow stitching today, but I might find some time to start preparing the next the Baltimore Garden block. Happy Mother's Day!

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  7. They are lovely! How great that wondering can lead to such happy productivity!

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  8. Lovely pumpkin seeds, can't wait to see them altogether. Thanks for hosting the Link Up for the slow sewers!

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  9. hi kathy,
    happy mother's day!! today is hard to get through because my daughter and only child died in my arms so today is very bitter sweet to me. i love the way you recycle scraps! how is your ufo pile going? i havent written you in a while and just wanted to wish you a very happy mothers day. blessings, barbara babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  10. hi kathy,
    happy mother's day!! today is hard to get through because my daughter and only child died in my arms so today is very bitter sweet to me. i love the way you recycle scraps! how is your ufo pile going? i havent written you in a while and just wanted to wish you a very happy mothers day. blessings, barbara babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  11. Tiny little Pumpkin seeds! So cute! I love this block. Can't wait to see what you will make out of these! Enjoy!

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  12. What an awesome idea! Love your creativity!

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  13. It appears that pumpkin seeds can be addicting. Your Mother's Day cartoon is perfect.

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  14. I love the little Pumpkin Seeds! They are cute! I hope to do a little stitching this evening, we have gone all day. Happy Mother's Day!!

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  15. I am loving those diminutive pumpkin seed blocks!
    And I got a giggle from that cartoon--so true, so true! : )

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  16. I am in the process of stitching a hexie butterfly, if I finish I will have a go at linking it if I can follow the instructions

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  17. That cartoon made me laugh out loud! too true!!!

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  18. Your new mini quilt is looking great! There's a lot of truth in that cartoon!

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