Wishful Sunday

I am enjoying the hand quilting process, and hope to complete a block today on Slow Sunday Stitching.  Oh how I wish I could quilt all day; however, today is not that kind of a Sunday.  

While I quilt, I complete each block before I move onto the next.  I then proceed across each row block by block.  I assume this is the process how most hand quilters stitch a quilt?  

After I complete each row, my eyes and hands are ready for a change.  First, it is a pleasure to outline stitch the repro fabrics. as there is a wide variety due to it being a scrap quilt.



Second, I like the ease of a double line straight stitching on the alternate blocks.  It is simple and relaxing.



A pleasant surprise is how the half triangles meet on point with the alternate blocks.  Have you ever experienced a little surprise as your hand stitching patterns evolve?



On the last day of the 2014 Winter Olympics and the last Sunday in February, may you find a snippet of time for handwork and/or visiting others at Kathy's Slow Sunday Stitching.

9 comments

  1. So fun to hand quilt a sampler as each block is a new delight to enjoy!

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  2. Love those fabrics! Love it when a secondary pattern takes shape unexpectedly.

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  3. Beautiful - I admire your hand stitching!

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  4. Such pretty little stitches. I've only done a little wall hanging and 12 inch blocks so far but hope to try a larger quilt soon.

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  5. That is how I move along too, block by block. I love how your quilting the alternate blocks. Another reason I like scrappy quilts is how each fabric looks with a bit of stitches going thru it,

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  6. What beautiful colors and stitching! :) I was able to stitch this morning but then had family over so my SLOW stitching in the afternoon involved little 2 year olds and sewing cards, lol...

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  7. beautiful hand stitching! Slow cross-stitching Sunday for me. Hugs

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  8. Wonderful!!!! There's nothing quite as relaxing as hand quilting, is there? Well, maybe a beach and a good book - but it's February, so better not to even think like that LOL!!!

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  9. Your hand quilting is beautiful...isn't it fun to run your hand over what you just finished? I love your pinked Valentine sachets...so cute!

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