The sweet Welcome Spring embroidery that I started a week ago is complete. (Gail Pan's free pattern is available here.) I've been thinking about some improvisational pieced borders ... but haven't yet made any forward progress on making/adding them.
This finish is timely... it is definitely beginning to feel like spring around here.
I have made some progress with the hex rings and have now moved onto the next step–appliquéing them to a background.
I have been working on these projects slowly, by hand, in the evenings while I watch (probably too much) television.
The process is relaxing, meditative and gives you lots of time to let your mind wander and think about things like how I will quilt this little piece.
Last night, it was an opportunity to get my creative mind to calm down after a day of sewing with the Northern New Mexico Quilt Guild–come later today to read about that adventure :-)
Last night while I was stitching away, I had a new idea for the quilting design–it was an a ha moment and now I feel ready to jump into quilting this ... as soon as I finish the slow stitching needed to finish the appliqué. So that's what I'll be doing for Slow Stitch Sunday.
Do some aspects of quilting wind you up or help you unwind?