The time change here has resulted in sunset occurring around 5 pm, which means the days are shorter and colder - perfect hibernating and quilting weather! I have been hand quilting my block sampler quilt almost daily during the long, dark evenings. I find that I just don't feel like sitting at the sewing machine, and instead want to snuggle up under a quilt, and slowly drink hot tea and quilt.
This is one of the finished blocks in my sampler quilt. Doesn't the quilting texture look yummy?!? I am totally sold on the 12 wt. Aurifil thread that my friend Deanna gave me to try. I like the way it threads the needle, the way it pulls through the quilt sandwich so smoothly, and the way the stitches look.
The update of the hand quilting completed on this quilt so far is:
Stars - 9 of 20 quilted
Blocks - 8 of 12 quilted
Sashings - 17 of 31 quilted
That is approximately the half way mark of quilting the center of the quilt. It is time to start thinking about how I will quilt the red outside border when I get there.
Thanks to everyone who participated in the linky party last week. There were so many wonderful projects to enjoy!
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The winner of the snail fabric draw is linky #21 who is Sarah! Email me your address Sarah and I will pop the snails in the snail mail to you!!
It's Slow Sunday Stitching day so go get out your stitching and spend some time with your needle and thread. Then link up your blog post below and tell us about your project. Happy Stitching!