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...


6 comments:

  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 :)

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  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 !

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  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.

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  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

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  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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