June 12… hand quilt along update….

Summer heat has hit us with sizzling temps,all this week we will see 95 to 102, perfect time to catch up on my quilting!

We are moved,so I’m looking forward to some crafting time.👏😀

I do a post on that tomorrow.

Now the update…. I was able to do a little quilting but not as much as I thought. I had two teeth pulled last week and I thought that I would be quilting during recovery…well that didn’t happen as soon as I got home from the dentist ,I reclined in the chair and promptly fell asleep.🫣😊

I think it was the pain killer ,for the next day I backed off of them,and felt much better.

This is close to what I can quilt in my hoop size.

I finished this hoop and did another hoop size just like this one.

I have a new project that my Auntie (on hubbys side) ask me to do as she can’t do it due to losing her eye sight.

There are 20 blocks that will finish out to 15 1/2 inches. I was going to inset the cream pieces to finish the blocks but the blocks are a bit wonky.

I’m going to leave them that way ,so that means appliqué is how it needs to be done. I not very good with appliqué so this is a bit of stretch for me. I did get a half of a block done to see if I could stick it out. I think I can ,but I will need y’all to keep me going.😀

Some of the old scrappy blocks hand sewn by great aunt of hubby’s given to Auntie. I would say these are 1940’s fabrics in very good condition.

Aren’t they just lovely!

That is it for me this round. Happy quilting ,friends!

Hand Quilt Along Links

This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piecers to share and motivate one another. We post every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another.  If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below.

Kathy, Margaret, Nanette, Sharon, Karrin, Daisy and Tracy

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Author: Deb

I'm a wife, Mom mom, and a quilter. I also enjoy nature , history and flowers.

10 thoughts on “June 12… hand quilt along update….”

  1. It is so interesting that people hang on to things like the old blocks. They become treasures for the next generations. You are doing better than me. I’ve been working on a quilt and have put it down for about a month. Yesterday I looked at it and that’s about as far as I got!

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    1. They are definitely a treasure for me. Oh trust me,I have a few top started that are stuffed in a drawer,and even with moving they just went with the drawers. They might just be the treasures of the next generation.😄

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  2. Wow – those fabrics are fabulous and in good condition too, amazing considering close to 😯 years old. What a great project of love. Looking forward to your moving post and glad to read you came through the tooth pulling. I gave up on the pain killers too (remember I had the 1 tooth pulled and limped through on Tylenol, they really make you feel ickyier than its worth)

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    1. It’s a pleasure to work with those old fabrics,there’s a few aging brown spot ,not very many though. I agree that the prescription pain killers make you feel worse,I finally just took one ibuprofen for pain and felt much better!

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  3. Those blocks are amazing, Deb! Yes, you can do this, your appliqué will improve and speed up as you go. You are such a great hand quilter, I have no doubt you will soon be a pro. This will be a great project for those hot summer days.

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    1. Thank you for your confidence!🥰 I worked on the blocks today , I now have two completed. It’s fun to get my work done in the morning ,then when the temps are at their peak, recline and sew the time away.

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