Sunday, October 12, 2014

Hand Quilting the Weekend Away :)

If you are Canadian I wish you a Blessed Thanksgiving weekend... I am linking up with my Canadian friend Kathy for Slow Sunday Stitching today HERE!
Friday was a busy day but I did pick up my needle and thread again on the Byrum Family Quilt and haven't looked back... Okay a little house work... sheets washed.. taxi service for my dd who is now on a little vaca with friends btw :)  So all that stuff... but mainly I have been HAND QUILTING!!!

This is the start of the outer sections of this quilt... so I had to figure out where to start... and this cute patriotic cow with adjoining patriotic blocks just asked to go first :)
So first I focused on stitching in the ditch on the patriotic square in a squares... soon I was working on the in the ditch and decorative stitching on the bear claw block too!
Then it was done by evening last night!  Wow :)

So where do I go next???

The mirror image of course... you see I made 2 of each star block... one on each side of the quilt... the pics of the one above shows the cow facing right as it is on the LEFT side of the quilt... here is the mirror image block on the RIGHT side of the quilt and my focus today are these 2 blocks :)
This is really helping me reach my goals set for this month.

Do you set goals to chart progress on your crafting?  Come and join us in just 2 weeks for a Linky Party just for goal setting... all areas of your life or just your crafty side.. with gentle monthly goals you will see your UFO pile shrink and you will feel more accomplished by sharing your successes .. and misses too!  So if you blog come on over .. also a chance to win LINKY LOOT just for linking! :)
Have a wonderful Sunday is my prayer for each of you!


  1. Very pretty block with this cute patriotic cow!

  2. This is looking very nice - and you seem to be getting quite a lot done too.

  3. you are moving along on your quilt - little by little they get done don't they!

  4. Love the transformation of the block that the hand quilting added! It is just magical and I never tire of that feeling it gives me! Thanks for the reminder that I only have two weeks to get some more projects marked off my list!

  5. That patriotic cow is so cute. Don't forget to call me at end of month to walk me through link up. :)

  6. Looking good, my friend!! I was a little 'under the weather' yesterday and slept most of my day away. However, all I could think about was : I wish I was sewing something today. My goal is to find a UFO or something new to hand stitch on while sitting around doing nothing!

  7. The BFQ is coming along quickly. I always liked stitching in the ditch. Bear's claw is a favorite of mine. Patriotic center adds to it.

  8. You quilted that block in record time... that was fast stitching! LOL


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