Sunday, March 06, 2022

Slow Sunday Stitching Hand Quilting

Welcome to the weekly hand stitching party! Find one of your projects to put stitches into and join us while we make time to relax, breathe deeply, and settle in for some renewal and restoration.

This week I am hand quilting a hand embroidered project for the first time. The first lesson I learned was to be very careful to not put the quilting needle through the embroidery thread because this can happen! Somehow the quilting thread got knotted and I had to cut it, carefully extract it from the embroidered stitch, and remove the line of quilting to knot off the thread end properly. Lesson learned! Now I will carefully slipping each quilting stitch under the embroidery stitches.

Once I learned that lesson, it was smooth sailing... or rather smooth quilting! It's the perfect project to be working on in a time of upheaval in the world. I'm meditating on these words today - peace, hope and calm.

What are you hand stitching today?

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Kim said...

If ever there was a time to meditate on, peace, hope and calm it is now. Thank goodness for the meditative nature of slow hand stitching. The quilting on your lovely stitchery is going to look fabulous.

CathieJ said...

Your quilted piece is very timely for the current world situation. It would be wonderful if everyone took those words to heart. Enjoy your quilting and thanks for the tip that I can use in the future concerning quilting an embroidered piece.

Ivani said...

The world is so in much need of hope and love.
Thank God we have our manual work to renew our energy and get some Peace.
It is a great tip not put the quilting needle through the embroidery thread.

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

I have done that too and quickly realized that the quilting thread had to go under embroidery thread to look right

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Love embroidered words on projects! Thanks for hosting as always, Kathy.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That definitelly looks like the perfect project for right now, Kathy! I haven't hand quilted an embroidery design like that, but will remember your tip for the future. Enjoy your stitching today!

Karrin Hurd said...

That looks like the project to work on right now. I haven't had that problem of the thread catching, but I rarely hand quilt. Thanks again for hosting this group, my favorite day of the week!

Melisa- pinkernpunkinquilting said...

This is such a lovely embroidery piece, Kathy. It is a good piece to quilt and reflect on the words stitched within the piece. I have had that mishap during quilting before. Lol. I hope you have a wonderful day and thank you for hosting the link party. Happy quilting.

Sherrie said...

Hi Kathy,
I like your embroidery piece...I totally understand
the thread and embroidery problem. I've run across
this myself. Have a great!

linda said...

I love your embroidery and you have inspired me to stitch one too it's just perfect for what's happening right now. Thank you for hosting and have a great week.

The Cozy Quilter said...

I just made an embroidered label for a quilt. I have appliqu├ęd it to the backing of the quilt and it will be quilted into the quilt by the long armer. Hoping it will be ok!
What a wonderful way to spend the day, hand stitching and thinking about peace, calm and hope.

Miaismine said...

I so love your project...focusing on the right words can soothe the soul. Thank you for sharing your quilting tip! :)