Sunday, November 9, 2014

Slow Stitching Sunday 11/9/2014

Here's the hand quilting I am working on for a surprise quilt. I am doing it quilt as you go and will join the blocks together after they are quilted. I have done these a few times over the years, sometimes hand quilting, sometimes machine quilting.Link below to other slow stitching sunday projects! Thanks Kathy!

Kathy's quilts slow stitching sunday

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Slow Stitching Sunday - Baby quilt

So hubby came home a couple of weeks ago and said one of the guys he works with just found out his girlfriend / wife found out she is 7 months pregnant!!

So of course he wanted me to make a quilt for the baby to be. I went shopping to find fabric and instead found this really cute cheater quilt. So today I am slow stitching the binding on and will label, wash, and viola! Baby quilt and I can go back to the regularly scheduled sewing quicker.

Linking up to Kathy's Quiilts

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Slow Stitching Sunday

Here is an updated picture of the Baltimore Blue. It is what I am working on today. Link here for Slow stitching Sunday thanks to Kathy!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Baltimore Blue Progress

I am hand quilting this in a hoop. I haven't worked on it in forever, but hope to finish it in the next few months.

Dear Hannah Quilt

Here are the first four block that I completed awhile back. I will be working on both the Applique Delights and Dear Hannah at the same time. I am doing the Applique Delights in mostly brights and the Dear Hannah in Ricky Tims hand dyed fabrics for the most part.

Block 1 from Applique Delights

Here is block 1 completed but not trimmed down to size.
Block 2 is prepped for hand applique. 

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Stephen's quilt!

It is finally finished except for the label! And in time for his birthday which is Thursday!  He will actually get it next Sunday for the party. What a relief! The music fabric is for his band, the gold is his love of Saints football, the green is his school colors along with the white. I don't know how well you can see in these pictures but some of the previous ones show the fleur de leis I quilted in the large white areas. That represents his being born and raised a cajun! The back fabric was a no brainer when I saw it, he is gonna love that lol. He has always loved quilts (he owns 7 of the ones I have made lol), as a small child he would cry if he didn't get a new one for his birthday. Now he is turning 16, is 6'2 1/2 " and still snuggles with a quilt all the time. He has outgrown his (this one is queen size!) and uses one of his mom's or his dad's. He told everyone at his 6th birthday that I put a lot of love and blood in my quilts lol. He would spend alot of time here while I quilted and I would poke myself and bleed. This one too Stephen has alot of love, prayers and blood in it my gentle giant. Here is a link to other Slow Stitching Sunday posts. Slow Stitching Sunday

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Getting there - Slow Stitching Sunday

I have one more row of the fleur de leis and I will be at the top borders! I just may make it for his birthday! Here is a link to Kathy and other slow stitching Sunday projects. Kathy's Quilts

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Slow Stitching Sunday - Still plugging away

I am still hand quilting on grandson's quilt. I have reached the middle and a little more now. I was concerned that the quilting I had done in the hoop in the center would need to be redone when I reached it in the frame, but it is great! So onward to the end! Maybe, just maybe I will finish before his birthday!

Here is a link to some other slow stitching Sunday posts! enjoy! thanks Kathy!

Slow Stitching Sunday

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Slow Stitching Sunday - Updates on quilts

Here is the updated (as of last night) picture of Stephen's quilt. I am almost half way across the "row" I am quilting. Hopefully I will be able to roll it down tonight or tomorrow night after work.

 This is the Baltimore Blue that will be mine! I am hand quilting it in a hoop and Stephens is on the floor frame.
 This is the new hand applique quilt I am starting. I have the first block ready to work on. Maybe start sewing the pieces down tonight?
I also have quilted diamonds started from a long time ago that hasn't been worked on in forever. Dear Hannah that has been started but not very far along. Hopefully once Stephen's is done ( I am trying for his birthday the beginning of August) I will alternate through the rest and make some progress on all of them since I am finally able to do some after work some nights, It just took awhile to settle in to a new pattern with working full time.

Linking up to

Monday, May 26, 2014

this much more then roll down again!

Monday, May 19, 2014

I rolled the quilt down last night!

No pictures (maybe I will be able to get one tonight) but the bottom border is no longer in sight! Any progress at this point is good and exciting to me lol.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Update on status of quilt

It's been awhile but I have worked on it (among a few baby quilts and other things.) Now I am working again full time (since November) so the quilting has had to slow down ALOT. My goal is to finish hand quilting this by his birthday in August. It is queen size and there is still a LONG way to go, but I am trying!