Welcome to my Celebratory Sunday post this weekend 💖
I have been steadily hand quilting all week this week!!! Monday I did visit with my friend Jannessa some though…
She brought her Singer Featherweight – Centennial Edition over and her new vintage darning foot and gave it a thorough work out fmq-ing the wall hanging I worked on all week!!!
And here is a fuzzy photo of her wall hanging I made and she finished up with her special stitching style… I did hand quilt the outer edge swirls… and stitched down the binding around the hexi shaped wall hanging 😀
More to come on this later on as it was actually a secret project I have worked on and Jannessa offered to help me with the fmq ending… then I surprised her with the gift of it to keep … she hung it on a wall in her kitchen where she sees it every day 💞
I have also been working just a bit on my squares for the crochet quilt to be…
The rest of the week I focused on remembering to use my thimbles and hand quilting my bestie Connie’s queen sized Swoon Quilt …
I am linking this blog post therefore to my fave gathering of hand quilters:
Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching HERE where she is sharing a mini hand stitching retreat she enjoyed!
And to hand quilting and stitching lovers down under in New Zealand:
Wendy’s Peacock Party HERE where she also chats about guilds and shares a few lovely quilts from her endeavors there 😉
Last but not Least… my newest Linky of hand quilting enthusiasts include all these bloggers in Hand Quilt Along Links in purple… click on a name to open a new tab and see their latest blog post 🙂
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, Emma, Tracy, Deb, Susan, Nanette, Edith, Sharon, Karrin, Gretchen and Kathi
I started the week here….
I had to open my camera app to see exactly how I had quilted the medallion on the upper right of the above photo! Haha
Soon I was on the middle Swoon block completion…
Molly our poo-shih who is about to be 15 months old now… kept me company sitting on her “house” 🙂 She can see me stitch from that spot! lol
Here is the last of this row quilted…
I am using Aurifil 28 wt and 12 wt threads for this project 🙂
Here is a look from a few steps back before rolling the quilt in the frame….
And after the roll and moving my chair and table back to the left side to start there after this break ❤
Celebrations are for milestones in big hand quilting projects…
When I finish my next path these marks … which denote the center of the whole quilt … will be spritzed away… so I am right at 50% complete now on this big Swoon quilt 😀 Sooner than expected Connie will be sleeping under it. I started this into the second week of July <<<<
Above is where I will start on the fun quilting in the sashing. The quilting on this quilt changes with each pass so there is no boring parts really!!! The swoon blocks are 24″ finished and each took 2 fat quarters plus background fabric to make… LOTS OF FABRIC FROM HER STASH WAS USED TOO ❤
I got a new book this week…
It is a group of “divas” who gave their take on different vintage block patterns… all done in civil war prints… I am sew inspired by this book too… each block has multiple different finishes 🙂
I was so excited about my celebration time I updated the header on my facebook group. It is a closed group but if you email me here I will be happy to send you a link to ask for admittance…
be thankful for the life you have y’all!!!