Here is where I have spent some of my Sunday last week!!!
|Daytona Beach Shores, Florida!|
My bloggy friend Kathy is talking about how relaxing and restful taking slow stitches is... I couldn't agree more! I have picked up a UFO that was sitting beside my recliner and have made a refreshing focus on it this week. Here it was when I had it pieced and ready to layer and pin baste...
I am using wool batting on this project so once finished and out of the hoop the quilting will really show too :) It will be a while yet as I have quilting for the borders... all to be decided as I go... this is my relax and enjoy project... because that is also Kathy's theme today for our slow stitching and I am working on this today as well... I am linking my post today to Kathy's Slow Sunday stitching HERE!!! Come see what others are slow stitching while they relax and refresh 🌸
When not slow stitching on Sundays and when I need to relax... I have been designing a new quilt with this cool new book I just received.. it is an older book but still a GREAT book for designing borders.... it has 12 different quilts in it too :)
These quilts aren't so easy to make and far more than I would design myself... but they also explain how to add fun pieced border designs to your own quilts... the authors are great precise quilters on their own and together I think they are just FAB!!!!
Judy Martin is the queen of precise piecing log cabin quilts and Marsha McCloskey is the queen of the feathered star pieced patterns!!! Yippee!!!
In between slow stitching and designing a quilt for my son and his new wife.... I have found ANOTHER ufo to unearth and continue working on piecing on Gloria my Singer 301a!!!
It has been over a year I think since I have worked on this quilt ... I had to discover how to piece the "flowers" all over again! lol
Here is 1 flower and a pic of the pattern...
Her quilt cam reminded me of the importance of taking time to pin some things... so I am now!
I need 102 flowers if you noticed that in my notes above... I am over halfway now so hopefully I will start adding the green triangles later this week.
Today I plan to work on a quilt I am designing for my son and his new wife...
And after seeing quilts that inspired them I am designing on graph paper something similar to the pic below I found on pinterest in Civil War colors at their request....
I love how the sashing of the charm square fabrics make stars :)
I will be adding a fun pieced border from my new to me book on borders to this to make a nice living room snuggle quilt for them as a belated wedding gift... it will be hand quilted once pieced on Gloria! I am planning an extra long quilt as my son is 6 foot 7 inches tall with big feet ... his sweet wife Heather is only 5 feet tall! lol
I have recently printed new pics of my grandkids... thought you may enjoy seeing them...
Kaydence's new grandma does a great job of sharing pics... and CJ's mom caught him with a big smile I think as his dad swings him big!!!!
Hope you have a restful and relaxing Sunday y'all!
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