Sunday, October 01, 2017

Slow Sunday Stitching

Welcome to the weekly celebration of all hand stitched crafts! We hope you will join us in setting aside time each Sunday for some relaxing stitching on your favourite project. Pick up a needle and thread, breathe deeply, and enjoy a few moments of restful stitching.


This week I finished a quilt that was 5 years old (see the finished Tetris quilt here). I enjoyed stitching down the binding on my lunch hour, sitting on a bench at the park. So many employees will sit at a desk and stare at their phone screen for their lunch "break". That does not relax my body or brain. But hand stitching does! It is a meditative process that immediately calms me. I enjoyed sitting in the sun, breathing fresh air, and feeling renewed with creative energy. 

I also put in some binding stitches at my weekly date with my parents. It is our tradition to watch "Dancing With the Stars" together and I like to have a hand stitching project to work on during the commercials. 

Since that project is finished, today I'll be back to working on my Life is Beautiful blocks. Here are the quilted blocks on the design wall.

I have a few more alternate blocks prepped and ready to start stitching. When they are all quilted, I will join them together using the quilt-as-you-go technique.

What are you working on today? Link up your blog post below and tell us about your hand stitching progress so we can cheer you on! 

   

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14 comments:

Design Originals by KC said...

Congrats on your finish of the Tetris quilt!!! It is very cool and I even love the back side and binding you chose too!!! Thanks for offering this linky... I love Slow stitching Sunday's for sure & I love seeing your LIfe if Beautiful quilt coming to life!!! Kathi

Kathy S. said...

It's fun to finish a quilt that is a 5-year WIP. I know that feeling. Whohoo! I love to stich on my lunch hour too. Congrats.

The Cozy Quilter said...

I used to stitch on my lunch hour with a colleague. I got a lot done in those half hours! You have lots of your blocks quilted already!

SandraC said...

I think the same of my handwork, I refer to it as my yoga. I'm missing my morning applique. I've had a problem with my shoulder and it seems to be caused by my stitching! So a bit of treatment, a bit of exercise, and a couple of weeks with no stitching and hopefully I'll be back at it. So, no slow stitching for me today 😯😔

Deb said...

I love the backing on the quilt in the photo. Congrats on your finish and those quilted Life is Beautiful blocks are lovely.

scraphappy said...

I like the backing fabric you picked for Tetris. Such a nice contrast to all the bright and happy colors on the front. Stitching binding is a nice way to relax over lunch. Best to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine while it lasts.

marebear said...

I agree...love doing that binding by hand at the end of the quilting project. Sitting and watching a good football game with some hand work is sooo relaxing!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Your quilt is lovely. I've been doing more quilts that include embroidery and really enjoy it myself.

CathieJ said...

I may have to start bringing some stitching to school with me to work on during lunch as my lunch period is empty and I could use the calming stitching. Thanks for the idea. Your stitching is looking wonderful.

Debbie said...

I really love hand sewing and how relaxing it is. It's nice to have portable hand-stitching to keep with me!

Sarah said...

Such a good feeling when you finish a long standing project! Well done! I love your life is beautiful quilt and enjoy watching your progress.

Barb said...

Life is Good has such nice embroidery designs~
I love to do binding, always feels good to be on the last step

Kate said...

Hand stitching is so relaxing. Your Life is Beautiful blocks are really coming together.

Miaismine said...

Kathy, how special to have weekly time with your parents! Thank you so much for this link up! I "met" another cancer survivor, Barbara from Quilting in Wine Country! Yea! My heart sang as I read her post! Hugs to you my dear!