Sunday, May 19, 2013

Hand Work for Slow Stitch Sunday

Stitching down the #quilt binding with a #cat on my lap for #alyof May finishI mentioned on the Weekend Update blog post on the Block Lotto site that I was dangerously close to finishing a couple of things.  Now, I'm even closer :-)

I thought I'd be stitching down the binding of the checkerboard picnic quilt tonight, but with the moral support of the cats–first Johnny Be Good, pictured here, then Grace Hopper, then both of them at once on my lap–I finished last night.

I've added the rest of the diamond shapes needed to fill in the background for my English Paper Piecing project and have begun machine quilting the piece.   If I can finish today, my new plan for Slow Stitch Sunday will be to spend the evening binding the seams for a clean finish.

The timing is good–the weather has cooled off enough, that a hot pot of tea appeals this afternoon.

Quilting the Star Flower Tea Cozy

And then I need to decide on my next handwork project ... more EPP? Hand quilting? Maybe some needle-turn appliqué? Pick up some knitting? As usual, the possibilities are endless ...

9 comments:

Quilter Kathy said...

Yes...the possibilities are endless, so have a great time hand stitching today! Thanks for linking up to Slow Stitching Sunday!

Cathy said...

There are always so many fun things to do that we need never be bored unless we choose to be. I love your EPP project.

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

I start dreaming about new projects too, when I get near finishing a project. Hope you share your finishes, always love the Ta Dah moment!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Look at you go! This is turning out really nice!

black bear cabin said...

so nice of the kitties to help :) unfortunately, my quilter is allergic to cats, so i have to keep them clear of my projects :( You can imagine how difficult that is!
Love the backing fabric on that one quilt...very pretty! cant wait to see it all finished!
Looks like you are doing well...sorry i havent visited much...busy doing mom duties lately, but school is almost out, so it looks like i should be able to catch up soon :) hugs!

Deb A said...

So nice your cat's are helpful in your stitching. Lots of options for you to start something new. I can never understand people who are always 'bored'! I guess we are lucky to be crafty and always have something to do.

Rose said...

Such pretty colors in your EPP quilt

Linda in Calif. said...

Isn't it wonderful that the possibilities are endless? Johnny Be Good is so cute! I just love him.

desertskyquilts said...

Love the backing you used. Looks great, going to go check to see if you posted a finished picture of this one!

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