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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Some Quiet Stitching....

Today is all about hand quilting.....

And adding binding to another project :)


Are you beginning a new project today?  Finishing a project?  What are you working on?
mary :)


27 comments:

Megan said...

Hi Mary, I only recently found your blog and I'm in love with your work! I'm working on getting my sewing mojo back after a long pregnancy and lack of time for it with two little ones. Today I'm hoping for a little time to chop up my new Loulouthi flannels!

Suburban Stitcher said...

I wish I was sewing! Working now and later tonight I'll be painting some furniture at home. It's going to be fun... :)

Patchwork and Play said...

Can't sleep so thought I'd see what my blogging friend were up to! Lovely hand quilting and pretty binding!!! yawn.... I'll never get up!!!

the mrs said...

I enjoy seeing your quilts and your hand quilting especially. As I have never hand quilted before, would you say that hand quilting stands up to use/washings as well as machine stitching? Will it last the test of time (or 3 kids)? Beautiful work.

Rachaeldaisy said...

Your stitches are so perfect!! Ive been sewing colourful hexagons, and last night I pulled out some corduroy to get started on something for corduroy day on the 11/11. Not quite sure yet but I'm giving myself a week to finish a top.

**nicke... said...

i am trying to finish up my pouch for the pretty little pouch swap. but honestly, my work this morning has been cleaning... the vacuum is finally working again! yahooo! you would be amazed to know how good it feels to walk on freshly vacuumed floors!

Home Designs by Amanda said...

I finished my first quilt today! It's a about a twin size and now I need to go take pictures of it to post...
I love seeing your hand quilting...hopfully I can do some soon :)

notes of sincerity said...

Swoon!! :o) Your quilt is gorgeous and you know how my heart beats for those lovely hand stitches! :o)
I just finished a giant rag quilt (per request of my mother in law) and delivered it this afternoon. Momma Mia that was a biggy. :o) I much prefer regular quilt making. :o) I still have plenty of stitches left to put in my seeing stars quilt and loving the process. Oh ya ... and my fall quilt. Can we ever just have one project going at once? :o)

Cardygirl said...

Gorgeous! No new project here as yet...did some embroidery on a felt Christmas decoration though which was fun!

Janet said...

Your stitches are looking luscious, I love the way they sit on the quilt and beg to be admired.
Still nibbling on some red and green between child care duties here.

Heather said...

I'm taking a break from hexagons and started paper piecing a Pickle
Dish quilt. I love that hand quilting.

Sequana said...

I just finished today the Sampler from Bari J. on her We Love French Knots blog.

Thx for asking. :)

Kate said...

Love the triangles and the stitching is perfect!

em's scrapbag said...

Love the orange stitching.

randi said...

lovely stitching!

what am i working on? cutting out bags for an upcoming craft fair. i feel REALLY behind on making goods for this one. just crossing fingers that i have enough stuff! :)

Leanne said...

Thank you for the beautiful photos for the day. Your stitches are so lovely on that quilt.

Carla said...

enjoy the relaxation that comes from hand quilting. Look forward to seeing more.

elizabeth said...

I finished putting binding on a picnic quilt and just pulled it from the dryer : ). I don't use a hoop, do you always use one? I guess I should!

Claudia said...

Very pretty! Love the red stitching.

Archie the wonder dog said...

Looks good! I'm still working on my Pillow Fight cushion!

selfsewn@summerfete said...

Ooh you tease us ;)

Did you notice anything sneaky on my garden post??

Nicky said...

I am trying to finish two swaps - a pillow (cushion to me) and a tablerunner - or I should be if I ever get going!

Still slightly footsore after hols in Rome where I was working on spool blocks and circles to cover the holes in my polo fruity quilt!

Your stitching is fab - red being the Mary favourite???

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Love your quilting! I'm just between projects and have cleaned my machine ready to get going on the next project on my list!

Kristen said...

I love the lark quilt. Love the red. I am working on some perle cotton hand quilting and some Cathedral Window blocks.

Olivia said...

I love your hand quilting projects they are so beautiful, they've inspired me to try my hand at it too!

Olivia said...

What kind of quilting hoop do you use?

Mary said...

Hi Olivia! I couldn't find your email so hopefully you will find my answer here. I have a very old hoop. It is an 18" round hoop. The only one I have found that is similar to this one is The Edmunds Hoop. You can order the Edmunds from Jo-Anns online. They do not have them in the store. The only hoops Jo-Ann has in the store is a cheap hoop which really doesn't hold a quilt nice and tight.