Sunday, May 18, 2014

Slow Stitch Sunday at Sophie Junction

On Sunday nights, you can almost always find me curled up in the den, watching TV, with some sort of hand work or paper and pencil in hand.  Sometimes I make lists or doodle ideas; sometimes I pick up some knitting; sometimes I hand piece quilt blocks.  Lately, simple stitchery has appealed.

Quilting DetailA couple weeks ago, when I finished stitching Purple Nina on the sewing machine cover I shared yesterday, I picked up some lined paper sitting on the table and doodled another idea that's been floating around in my head for a while.

Here's how I went from (very) rough sketch to cleaned up drawing to embroidery to quilted piece.

Rough Sketch of an Idea

Cleaned up Drawing/Pattern

Stitching Complete

With Background Quilted

Today I'll trim it and add a skinny (real) piped binding, so it will be ready to have that binding stitched down tonight.  It's only about 9 inches square, so it won't take long and I'll be looking for what's next  . . .  

This morning I'm thinking that something like Beth's Cat softie would make a great contribution to the guild's gift shop for their quilt show later this year so I may be stitching a few of these cute kitty faces later tonight.


I am joining Kathy's group of Slow Sunday Stitchers and then checking out what everyone else is slowing working on today. 

9 comments:

Terri said...

Love your logo label. Sweet. And the cat is great! Could be an emergency pillow, too.
Hugs

Kathryn said...

I like your design for Sophie Junction. I've always wondered how you came up with that name. I enjoyed the visit by CBS Sunday Morning today to your town of Santa Fe. Wonderful scenery. enjoy the rest of your day.

Bridget said...

I like how your embroidery project came out. And those kitty pillow creatures are cute, too.

QuiltSwissy said...

What an adorable cat! love your Sophie Junction stitches so much!

QuiltSwissy said...

I thought about you this morning when we were watching the CBS Sunday show about Santa Fe!

Deb A said...

Love the project - especially seeing it from start to almost finish. Enjoy your stitching this evening. I look forward to pulling something out later tonight with a nice glass of wine on the back porch to relax.

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Great logo design! What a great idea!

Barbara said...

I love your embroidery idea. And the cat softie is adorable.

Nita said...

Good morning from Salmon Arm BC...popping in from the slow sunday stitching link up which I've just discovered. I hope to join in next time. Love your little cross roads sign! And am in awe that nt only did you draw it out and stitch it up, you actually finished it!

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