Sunday, 28 August 2016

Slow but steady

I have finally made a back for the circles and stripes quilt, so one of my slow Sunday tasks, I hope, is to sandwich it ready for quilting.  In the meantime I have continued to quilt the scrappy quilt top. One of the funny things (for me, at least) about a quilt made of discernible blocks is that you can tell exactly how far you have got with the quilting, so this is block 12 of 70.   I will keep this ticking over once I start the circles, just trying to do a square to two each week.


I'm also expecting to finish my hand-sewn skirt today; this is the waistband going on, so very nearly there.



15 comments:

Deb A said...

I agree - so nice to see progress when you can check off a block as completed. Beautiful stitches.

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Oh your scrappy quilt makes me wish I was quilting my log cabin top. But it needs to wait its turn. Wow a hand sewn garment. How interesting and looking forward to a final pic

Janie said...

Beautiful hand quilting as always.
A hand sewn skirt, fun idea, wow! I've made hand sewn doll clothes before, they finished fast.

Quilter Kathy said...

I am tickled about a hand sewn skirt... you are brave to make clothing of any kind, let alone all hand made!

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

It is amazing what can be accomplished one small bit at a time.

CathieJ said...

Those are three great projects. I am looking forward to seeing that skirt. Your small picture is intriguing.

helenjean@midgetgemquilts said...

Slow and steady won the race as they say . I remember making a hand sewn skirt in my teens and amazingly it didn't fall apart . Can't wait to see yiurs

Mary at Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

I don't know where to start! I guess the skirt because it's interesting that you decided to hand-sew it, but it's not your first, so I'm not surprised. I like those colors together and can't wait to see the finished skirt...this week, maybe?

The scrappy quilt stitches are so lovely. I bet they give lots of texture and movement. The quilt top was already stunning! Have a great week.

P. said...

Ooh, a hand sewn skirt!? You rock!

Mystic Quilter said...

Just look at those neat quilting stitches!! And a hand sewn skirt …..

Ruth said...

It would never occur to me to handsew clothes - be it will be as soft as anything!

Sally Ziesler said...

May I tell everyone the skirt looks great and is a perfect fit.

Sally Ziesler said...

May I tell everyone the skirt looks great and is a perfect fit.

Lara B. said...

Your close up photos of your beautiful stitching always make me ooh and ahh Kaja.
I don't think people hand sew clothing very often anymore, except for maybe the hemming. This is so cool!

Doris Perlhuhn said...

A hand sewn skirt- wow. Not that it surprises me at all and now I´m curious.