Sunday, March 21, 2021

Slow Sunday Stitching

Welcome to our weekly hand stitching party!

Yesterday was International Quilting Day and I celebrated with my local guild as they co-hosted a full day of online events. I taught a hand quilting class with a slide show of my projects and demonstrated my technique on my current project. It reminded me of how much I truly love hand quilting and want this method of quilt making to be passed on to the next generation.


I put more stitches into this little lap quilt which was my demo project, and just love the texture that the wool batting gives. I think I'm sold on wool as my new favourite batting! 

What did you work on for International Quilting Day?? What are you putting stitches into today?

Happy 1st day of Spring everyone (or autumn if you live in another hemisphere) ! Please share your projects with us today!


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18 comments:

Design Originals by KC said...

I was praying you would have fun yesterday... I sure did and am about to prepare my post to link up. Your quilt is looking spectacular that you used as a project sample! Kathi

Sarah said...

Isn't it great when you do something that renews your love of a hobby! Im sure your enthusiasm for hand quilting shone through! Have a lovely day.

Kate said...

Sounds like you have a very fun and productive National Quilting Day. Enjoy your slow stitching time today.

Ivani said...

Sounds it was a very special day!

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Unfortunately, I dealt with the side effects of my second covid shot, but I'll take that over having the virus! Will need to catch up this week.

Little Penpen said...

I’ll bet your class was wonderful!

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

Well Kathy - nothing to show this week, but will have something next week. Life is getting back to normal and I am really enjoying having peace and quiet, no issues, just getting used to doing what I want to do when I want to! LOL. Hugs I wish I could have joined your class yesterday - next time. Hugs

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

sounds like you had a great day! I got some sewing done and quilting too besides yardwork

Deanna W said...

Here's a little hint for ya! When you are done your quilt with a wool batt, shake it out, like you are shaking dirt out of a mat...the batt will puff up even more. A friend told me about this years ago.

Maggie said...

Dear Kathy,
Handquilting is what made me want to quilt. For years, even after hubby bought me the quilters edition sewing machine, I could not cross the divide to quilt by machine. Only eight years after he bought me the machine, do I do so. Thanks to tons of snow, which kept me indoors. The joy and the rhythm of quilting by hand is a special time, a gift we get to gift ourselves and to just be. How many times do we sit down to do a few stitches and end up doing a lot more, as we just relaxed and daydream. Alas, yesterday was a recovering day for me, my frozen shoulder is keeping me from doing any of the things I want to do. So with everything else in life, it takes time and patience. Glad You Had an amazing day yesterday!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Sounds like your class went well, and I bet the participants loved it. I worked on finishing up the binding on a little donation quilt yesterday - sewing binding is a favorite pastime! Have a lovely Sunday!

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

I am so happy you are spreading the word about hand quilting being so enjoyable too Kathy. And they could not have a better guide! I've been heartened to see how many younger folks have started cross stitching for instance. It is gratifying to know the appreciation of these pastimes will continue.

CathieJ said...

How wonderful that your demo project renewed your enjoyment of hand quilting. Thanks for hosting the link-up. Enjoy your stitching.

Unknown said...

Hi Kathy
I enjoyed your class yesterday. I was going to finish it today but I can't remember the layout... could you please send it to me. Thanks Edna

Sherrie said...

Hi Kathy,
Glad your class came out good. I really like
the quilt your working on. So pretty!
Have a great day!

Karrin Hurd said...

Glad your class went smoothly. I would have loved to attend! Your quilt is lovely! Have a great stitching day!

Michelle Churchman said...

Sounds like a great day! I spent a couple of hours yesterday cutting pieces for my next quilt.

Michelle
https://mybijoulifeonline.com

Flickenstichlerin said...

I love handquilting too. You are so perfect and fast in handquilting.