Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Slow Stitching Update

Sometimes the summer days get busy and I run out of time to get down into my sewing room.   That's when I'm so glad I've got some hand-stitching projects to work on in the evening when I'm relaxing with my husband in front of one of our favorite TV shows.

I've been continuing to hand-piece these blocks in dark blue and a floral blue and white.

Four small blocks turned just right make that really neat star!
Looks like it's time to cut some more pieces so I can finish up that fourth star.

I'm going to keep stitching these until I run out of these scraps!


Meanwhile, I also pulled all of the hexie papers out of this tablerunner-sized piece that I've been working on for a long time, and got the layers basted so I could begin quilting it.

This is made from a mini charm pack of Persimmon by Basic Grey, a light blue Kona solid, which I can't remember the name of, and a cream Grunge Dot.  It's been one of those "make it up as you go" projects, and I'm happy to be finishing it up!

I'm always working on making tiny and consistent stitches as I hand quilt!

My camera makes the oranges in this fabric look practically florescent!  They are not that bright in real life  - more of a rusty/tan/orange.

I'll be stitching on these projects for awhile yet, and enjoying that slow-stitching time I have every day!

Sharing at Quilting is more fun than Housework for Oh Scrap!
and at Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching.






17 comments:

Libby in TN said...

You are becoming very proficient at all manner of handwork.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I recognize those fabrics in the hexies - I had a layer cake I think with those - they have been used up already!

Linda said...

I'm impressed with your handiwork! Makes my hands hurt just looking at it - lol!

Louise said...

Being able to stitch while sitting in a comfy chair in the evening definitely has appeal. Your blue and white pieces are accumulating pretty fast. Soon you'll have a big quilt! Amazing how a bit at a time adds up :)

Little Penpen said...

I love those blue and white blocks.

Jayne said...

Your hand stitching project is coming along beautifully! I'm with you on having something to do in the evenings. If I don't have bindings to sew on, then I've got to have something else to fill that void!

The Joyful Quilter said...

What AWESOME Star blocks you've created!! LOVE them in dark BLUE, too!! Such a classic color combination. PERFECT for a hand-pieced treasure.

Frédérique said...

Pretty star blocks, and beautiful hexies!

Gretchen Weaver said...

The star blocks are awesome! Of course anything in blue is lovely. The table runner is very pretty, have fun quilting!

CathieJ said...

Enjoy your stitching. They are both very pretty projects.

piecefulwendy said...

Oh, those blue and white blocks are looking really good, and so pretty all gathered together! Flourescent is good with me :-)

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

You are sure making some beautiful hand stitched projects. I sure like those blue blocks. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

chrisknits said...

Wow, those fabrics make your hexie project look so vintage! Happy Sunday Stitching!

Karrin Hurd said...

Love your projects! I love blue and white quilts!

Chantal said...

Lots of blues to love at your place. Your hand-pieced blocks in the first picture are so awesome. I can't imagine all the hours it took just to get this far. Gorgeous project. I love your table runner too. I mean what's not to love, it's blue AND orange! Enjoy! ;^)

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Your hand pieced stars!!! LOVE them!! Perfect

Sandra Walker said...

Such beautiful work Diann! I did one entire piece of hand-quilting in the last 20+ years, so I admire it so much!