May,13… Hand quilt along…

Ode to My Wife the Quilter

She learned to quilt on Monday.

Her stitches all were very fine.

She forgot to thaw out dinner.

so we went out to dine.

She quilted miniatures on Tuesday.

she says they are a must.

They really were quite lovely.

But she forgot to dust.

On Wednesdays it was a sampler.

She says stipling’s fun.

What highlights! What Shadows!

But the laundry wasn’t done.

Her patches were on Thursday –

Green, yellow, blue and red.

I guess she was really engrossed;

She never made the bed.  It was wall hangings on Friday,

In colors she adores.I  t never bothered her at all,

The crumbs on the floors.  I found a maid on Saturday.

My week is now complete.  My wife can quilt the hours away;

The house will still be neat.

Well, it’s already Sunday.

I think I’m about to wilt.  I cursed, I raved, I ranted,

The MAID has learned to QUILT!

Author Unknown

Believe it or not it is time again for the quilting update!

The weather has turned very warm the last week ,so I now have some hrs to quilt again in the afternoon when it is too warm to work outside.

Here is where I was three weeks ago..

I was able to do the other half of the quilt as pictured above,rolled the quilt and am half way again done with the purple/black and white spike swag.

This photo shows the quilting pattern on the spikes.

If I can keep up with this pace I might just get it done by Christmas.🙂

Here is the list of others that are joining in on the Hand quilt along.

Check’m out!

Lori: https://quiltingneeds.com

Margaret: https://thecraftycreek.com

Kerry: https://lovethosehandsathome.wordpress.com

Emma: https://emmacraftprojects.wordpress.com

Tracy: https://itsatsweetsday.blog

Deb: https://abearsthimble.wordpress.com

Connie: https://stitchingirlblog.wordpress.com

Deborah: https://adailydoseoffiber.wordpress.com

Susan: https://desertskyquilts.wordpress.com

Jessica: https://myhappycountryfarm.wixsite.com/website

Sherry: https://bookshookssticksetc.blogspot.com

Nannette: https://doitrightquilter.com

Sassy: http://farmquilter.blogspot.com

Edith http://ediscraftinglife.blogspot.com/

Sharon https://piecinglifetogetheronestitchatatime.wordpress.com/

April 22,.. Hand Quilt along

Some may wonder if hand sewing, with its seemingly endless stitches, has a real place in today’s busy home.

Just as comfortable a place, we reply, as the rocking chair in the nursery. –Sarah Howard Stone

Believe it or not ..it is time for an update. I’m pleased to say that I did get a little done on my quilt . I do need to step it up though if I’m to have this finished by the end of the year!

Here is where I was last update ….

I had the corner to finish before I could do a roll. I finished the corner ,and am headed back almost to the center of the quilt doing the light piece between the white ,navy swag and the turquoise points. I stopped where the glasses , thread and scissors are.

Until the next update,happy sewing!

The others that are in this group ,doing lovely work by hand are..

Lori: https://quiltingneeds.com

Margaret: https://thecraftycreek.com

Kerry: https://lovethosehandsathome.wordpress.com

Emma: https://emmacraftprojects.wordpress.com

Tracy: https://itsatsweetsday.blog

Deb: https://abearsthimble.wordpress.com

Connie: https://stitchingirlblog.wordpress.com

Deborah: https://adailydoseoffiber.wordpress.com

Susan: https://desertskyquilts.wordpress.com

Jessica: https://myhappycountryfarm.wixsite.com/website

Sherry: https://bookshookssticksetc.blogspot.com

Nannette: https://doitrightquilter.com

Sassy: http://farmquilter.blogspot.com

Edith: http://ediscraftinglife.blogspot.com

Sharon: https://piecinglifetogetheronestitchatatime.wordpress.com

Apr. 1 ….Hand quilt along

I have only worked on the Fire Island Hosta Quilt as I put the others up until spring work and the little house work is done. It does feel good to just sit down and do a few stitches between all the other work. I also put up my other sewing in marked boxes for when the weather turns very warm ,and outside work is at a stand still.

Here is the update from three weeks ago….

To where I am now..

I’m down to the corner, closest leather thimble. There is a little to do in the corner …

Here are some photos of the hand quilting,the grid ,stitch in the ditch and a quarter inch away from seams are what I have been working on so far.

Until next update, Happy Stitching!

And check out there others lovely work,it’s inspiring.😀

Lori: https://quiltingneeds.com

Margaret: https://thecraftycreek.com

Kerry: https://lovethosehandsathome.wordpress.com

Emma: https://emmacraftprojects.wordpress.com

Tracy: https://itsatsweetsday.blog

Deb: https://abearsthimble.wordpress.com

Connie: https://stitchingirlblog.wordpress.com

Deborah: https://adailydoseoffiber.wordpress.com

Susan: https://desertskyquilts.wordpress.com

Jessica: https://myhappycountryfarm.wixsite.com/website

Sherry: https://bookshookssticksetc.blogspot.com

Nannette: https://doitrightquilter.com

Sassy: http://farmquilter.blogspot.com

Edith: http://ediscraftinglife.blogspot.com

Sharon: https://piecinglifetogetheronestitchatatime.wordpress.com

March,11… hand quilt along

Just a few more days to spring! I was able to work on two of my projects this time, as the weather is getting warmer ,the days longer ,a lot of my time has been picking up sticks,limbs,and just general yard and flowerbed cleanup. We also burnt the fields off this spring ,it’s good to see a cleaned up pasture. Now the update…

Last time on the Fire Island Hosta quilt..

I drew a black line as to where I was last time as it is hard to really see. And today’s update…

The red shows where I am now,about half way done on the first roll.

The cathedral windows quilt ,I was able to work on this one a little more as hubby had business meetings in Florida so I rode along, taking this project with me as it was easy to slip in Hand bag,was pleased to get some time slipped in.Last time…

Today…

The double wedding ring … nothing. It probably won’t be worked on to much with warmer weather coming on.

Until next time…

Check up on the other hand quilt along bloggers, they have some great projects going on..

Kathy,http://livinginrapidcity.wordpress.com/

Lori,http://www.quiltingneeds.com/

Margaret,http://www.thecraftycreek.com/

Kerry,https://lovethosehandsathome.wordpress.com/

Emma,http://emmacraftprojects.wordpress.com/

Tracy,https://itsatsweetsday.blog/

Connie,https://stitchingirlblog.wordpress.com/

Deborah,https://adailydoseoffiber.wordpress.com/

Susan,https://desertskyquilts.wordpress.com/

Jessica,https://myhappycountryfarm.wixsite.com/website

Sherry,http://www.bookshookssticksetc.blogspot.com/

Nannette,https://doitrightquilter.wordpress.com/

Sassy,http://farmquilter.blogspot.com/

Edith,http://ediscraftinglife.blogspot.com/

Sharon ,https://piecinglifetogetheronestitchatatime.wordpress.com/

Bella,http://createdbybella.wordpress.com/