Sunday, July 06, 2014

Slow Sunday Stitching in Space?

Do you think that hand stitching is too challenging to try?
What about hand stitching in outer space, where there is no gravity to hold your supplies in the place where you left them? Check out this video of astronaut Karen Nyberg trying to hand stitch a quilt block.

What a challenge! Well if she can hand piece a block in space, surely we can do it on earth!
The video really made me want to do some hand piecing.
But first I have to finish the binding on this baby quilt.  The machine quilting is finished and I will be hand stitching the binding today. I put on some pink nail polish to get in the mood :)
What are you hand stitching today? Link up your post below so we can celebrate your progress with you!




18 comments:

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

That was fun to view! : )

Deb A said...

Love the nails to match the quilt! Amazing what she could do in space. Thanks for sharing and encouraging us to slow down and stitch on Sundays. It is my favorite part of the week.

Design Originals by KC said...

Loved the vid you shared.. and the block she made was awesome :) Interesting vid for sure! I am unstitching then restitching... or maybe I will hand piece since she inspires me to try that too and I have a project ready for that... and a case now to hold it too... :) Thanks for the linky!
Kathi

Jill said...

Didn't know about this video. Will view this evening. Love the yummy color combo in baby quilt. Backing and binding are perfect coordinates. It is fun to quilt with painted nails. Quilters usually don't take the time.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Nice idea of painting your nails to match the quilt - for motivation. I'm working on a gray quilt right now, so I'll pass. ha!

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

I saw this video quite some time ago and thought it was pretty neat. I will be hand stitching my tumblers in a motorhome - not near the challenge, I always have liked hand stitching.

Lisa J. said...

Thanks for sharing this fun video Kathy. Very inspirational.

Kate said...

Never considered how useful gravity was when trying to quilt. Thanks for sharing the fun video.

Enjoy your day of hand stitching.

Deanna W said...

I need to buy more nail polish if my nails are gonna match what I am sewing!! funny girl!!
Quilt looks great and love the quilting!

sophie said...

I had originally planned to hand-piece my block for the star block challenge, then decided I didn't have the time and paper pieced it ... when I spritzed the water soluble foundation with water to remove it, some of the blue dye from the fabric transferred to the red background. I tried to fix it last night and more dye ran (onto white and gold fabrics). I will be starting another block (without that bad, bad, blue fabric) and I think I might hand-piece it ... after all.

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Oh my, I have enough trouble with my stitching here where we have gravity. I would probably poke my eye out when the needle would get away from me. Have fun stitching down the binding, won't be long and you can do some hand piecing.

Cathy Tomm said...

Thanks for hosting another slow stitching day. Love the pink quilt and matching polish.

Rebecca in AK said...

That was such an interesting video! Who new there would be so many challenges sewing in space! I will be hand quilting on my Garden Path quilt today! Love the matching nail polish!

Cathy said...

Well, I sometimes space out when I quilt...

cute nails and cute quilt.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

That video was awesome...I love the idea of quilting in space!! wow!

Janet O. said...

Fascinating video!! : )

The Cozy Quilter said...

I have seen that video before--these astronauts are multi-talented! Great stripy binding for your baby quilt!

Christine Feldstein said...

Hi Kathy! thank you for the video and for the fun party! Love your baby quilt! Greetings from Greece!