Sunday, 5 January 2014

Slow Stitching Sunday

I spent the early morning sorting out my cupboards, finding UFO's and listing them on another page 2014 UFO's
Then I realised how long I have been working on projects, how long it has been since I have touched the project. So when I came across Slow Stitching Sundays I thought it was about time I pulled out my hand quilting project. I haven't worked on this for a few years. I actually started this quilt 10 years ago. I bought this kit from a shop/house in  Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia called Chocolate Coated Fabrics. It was for my 40th birthday. I will be 50 soon so I should get back to it & get it finished.
It is Blue Hearts quilt with lots of machine pieced 4" log cabins, hand appliquéd hearts & hand stitched Celtic bias. I love it.

I have started to echo quilt around the fans. 
The centre hearts have quilting in the ditch.
What better project to spend my Sundays relaxing & hand quilting

21 comments:

  1. It is gorgeous and good for you in getting back to it! :) Last year in November I pulled out old projects ( about a 10 year span too! ) and got back into sewing / quilting. It was a wonderful feeling to finish THEM and then get started on new things! :)

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  2. What a beautiful quilt top and what a cute name for the store where you got the fabric... what a wonderful memory you have too! Your stippling is magnificent... thanks for sharing your hand quilting... and that beautiful applique too! Kathi

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  3. Jo - your quilt is lovely! I am glad that you are going to finish it.

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  4. I just love your quilt and such beautiful stitches. I love how a new year prompts us to take stock of what we have and get some old projects back to center stage for some progress.

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  5. Oh what a great quilt! I has so many different traditional goodness in it. Dresdens, log cabins and the celtic hearts are just wonderful! So glad that you are hand quiling it!

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  6. I so love seeing your quilt! The color change of the center hearts is catching my eye and I always am drawn to Celtic applique. I really like how you planned your quilt.

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  7. This is beautiful! So glad you are enjoying some hand quilting time with this treasure! Thanks for linking up to Slow Sunday Stitching!

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  8. Beautiful quilt. I love the hearts!

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  9. This is heavenly...absolutely beautiful. What an undertaking. The hearts in the center block and then again on the white interior bordering are so sweet. You are going to have a real treasure once it is completed. Keep us posted on your progress.

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  10. Wow, that is gorgeous! I'm impressed!

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  11. And I thought I had old UFOs! Gorgeous quilt and you do just lovely hand quilting.

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    1. Good luck with your round robin
      Sorry I missed it

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  12. Your quilt is just beautiful!! And you gotta love any shop that has chocolate in its name :)

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  13. Good for you. This is a beautiful quilt that wants to be done.

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  14. Just beautiful, sometimes it pays to sought through our UFOs we often come across some hidden treasures.

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    1. Thanks.
      Luv your cuppa time. Good reading

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  15. Love the quilt Jo. Maybe we will see it at Kilmore.

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  16. Lovely hand stitching and awesome celtic hearts. This is a gourgeous quilt.I1ll be looking forward to see it done. Hugs

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  17. Good for you digging out an old UFO! This quilt shows me how borders can really be a compliment to the quilt...thanks Jo!

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  18. Borders and borders and beautiful borders. Such a lovely quilt. Thanks for sharing.

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