Sunday, October 19, 2014

Slow Sunday Stitching

Today I will be hand quilting a few more stitches in my sampler quilt. I am enjoying the "big stitching" 1/4" from each seam. I am constantly reminding myself to resist the temptation to make the stitches smaller.
Please forgive the terrible photos taken late last night as I was trying to assess where I am with this project. The bowtie block is finished and I have started the next block, which I will work on today.
I am making such good progress that I have started to think that I might be able to finish the quilt this year.
So I made a list of parts to be quilted which I can periodically update for motivation:
Sashings - quilted 6 of 31
Stars - quilted 4 of 20
Blocks - quilted 4 of 12
What are you hand stitching today? Link up your blog post below and let us be your cheering section!




17 comments:

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Isn't it funny how we work so hard to make our quilting stitches small and then we try big stitching and then we have to work just as hard making bigger stitches. I love those big stitches I think it really makes for a very cozy looking quilt!

Kaja said...

Your stitching looks lovely to me and I'm glad you are enjoying it.

newsurfiegirl said...

Wow your stitching is so even!! Can't wait to see it finished. Thanks for sharing.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

What fabulous stitching! Seeing your gorgeous stitching makes me think I should move my big stitch project higher up on my to do list!

Podunk Pretties said...

Oh gosh I had to giggle because I machine quilt and have tried my hand at hand quilting only to get the big stitches but wanting the small. Of course I'd be happy if my big stitches looked that nice. Do you quilt in a hoop or frame?

CathieJ said...

I will be part of your cheering section. What a great idea to be able to check off the parts you have quilted to keep track of your progress. The stitching is looking great.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Your stitching is wonderful, lovely accent to this piece. I am joining in today - it has been a while.

Jo said...

No slow stitching for me today.
I quilted a scrappy wonky star quilt for another special 21st

Denise :) said...

Kathy, this project is looking so good! You've done a beautiful job quilting it; it perfectly fits the style of quilt! :)

Chantal said...

I always work better when I keep track of where I am and how many blocks are done. I have two more hexie diamonds to add to finish row 24, hand quilted block 4 of the third row and so on. I find it encouraging to keep track. I think I'll post about that. Love your big stitches.

Teresa in Music City said...

Love your stitching! And I love the way you've broken that job down into separate tasks so you can check them off! I do much better that way too, but I often forget to do it :)

Nita said...

I'm just curious to know how big are the big stitches?

canuckquilter said...

I also like to keep track of my progress. I'm curious about the size of "big stitching". From here, your "big " stitches look about like my efforts at "small" stitching! Ah well, looks good either way :)

Cathy said...

I love big stitches! Hugs~

Kate said...

Your hand stitching looks great!

margaret said...

love the hand quilting I would say the stitches are still very small

Deanna W said...

Your quilting is coming along nicely. Sorry not joining up today as I have just returned from a retreat and am exhausted. Sewing and quilting for 4 days is hard on a girl. Watch later this week for what I was up to.