Sunday, 19 April 2015

Slow stitching for Sunday

Another update on my hand stitching.  Trying to do too many things at once was taking all the fun out of things, so I have put the denim on hold until I have finished Little Elephant.  I don't mind that quilting takes an age, but do get to a point when I'm ready for a quilt to be done, and I am pretty much there with this one.  This is the most recently quilted bit:

and this, plus the borders, is what I have left to do. Oh, and the binding.  

So I'm putting all my spare moments into quilting.  I have learned from experience, though, that those last bits always take twice as long as I think they are going to, so I'm not getting too excited just yet.You never know, I may be done by the summer!

On a tangent, but appropriate for Slow Sunday Sewing, I have been thinking a lot about holes recently (in fabric) and this has led me to the work of the wonderful Alabama Chanin. I may be the last person on the planet to have come across them, but if you have also missed out, do go and have a look.  I am now pondering the idea of a slow stitched wardrobe...


  1. This is such a wonderful project with all the variety in fabrics and blocks.
    I do understand how it is to feel eager to be done with a project and want to move on to something else.
    Enjoy your elephant stitching today :)

  2. Our projects do reach the point where we just want rhem to be done. I have several projects like that! If only I had more sewing time! Happy stitching on your bright and beautiful quilt !

  3. I'm going to talk about the elephant in the room just to say (again) that your quilt is fantastic and you have lovely hand quilting. I can only wish and practice, I guess.

  4. Your stitches are wonderful! I too get to a point that I focus on one project cause it is time to get it done! Enjoy your stitching

  5. Isn't it amazing how many things still need to be done when we think we're "almost finished" with a quilt? I'm so glad you're getting this one done, though. I love it.


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