Sunday, August 11, 2019

Slow Sunday Stitching

Welcome to the weekly hand stitching link up!


The morning quilting crew
I'm excited to share with you that I was able to attend a quilting bee this weekend. At the Fergus Scottish Festival they had a large white heritage tent and set up a quilt in a frame for hand quilting. Lots of people stopped by to watch, to put in a few stitches, or to tell us about their Grandmother who quilted.


The afternoon quilting crew
At past festivals I have quilted on a scrappy kids quilt, a butterfly quilt, and stitched a background grid on a dresden plate. It's so fun to add stitches to a project created by someone else. This wonderful scrappy quilt was made by Mary who is quilting on the bottom left.


My favourite needle threader
I was able to spend several hours at the frame putting in stitches while visiting with new and old quilting friends. It's so fun to spend time with like minded people, to see how they stitch, and what tools they use. 


We quilted as far as we could reach, leaving the threads to continue the stitching lines after the boards were turned. Rolling the quilt by turning the boards is always exciting and it is encouraging to see the progress made.

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14 comments:

  1. I would have loved to seen a larger picture of the quilt you guys were quilt on, was it a Jacob's Ladder pattern? Happy Stitching!

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  2. What a great day you had. Sharing a quilting project like that makes it really special!

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  3. That looks like fun! A beautiful quilt and people who enjoy quilting like you do - the perfect combination!

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  4. The quilt is a calm and cool scrappy quilt, agree with Gretchen bet the quilt design is pretty also!

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  5. Looks like a lot of fun, unless it's as hot and humid there as it has been here. Enjoy your slow down day today.

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  6. That quilting bee looks like a whole lot of fun!

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  7. The quilting bee looks fun. Great scrappy quilt

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  8. Maybe one day I'll make it to this. It looks like fun!

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  9. I always enjoy seeing your pics from the Scottish Festival quilting bee - takes me back to my childhood and fond memories of my mother, aunts and their friends. So much chatter happens around a quilt!

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  10. What FUN! I've never seen a quilt on one of those big square frames, not in person, anyway, just in pictures. And how interesting, with so many different quilters working on the same piece. Do you see a big discrepancy in stitch size or are the various quilters more or less keeping their stitches about the same throughout?

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  11. Such a pretty summery scrap quilt. I certainly understand that this quilt and stitchers would draw a crowd. Perhaps it will inspire a new person to quilting.

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  12. How fun! I would love to get in on an old timey quilting bee!

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  13. what an awesome festival and chance to quilt in that tent.

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  14. I always wonder how some quilter reaches the center of the quilt with a set up in a frame as shown. I only ever see pictures of the ladies working on the edges.

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