Sunday, 1 February 2015

Sewing Time

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Yes, I did find some time to sew. A little bit every morning before heading off to work. YEAH!!

This is "Take 21" made for my oldest son. It was finished to the flimsy stage last summer. It has been on the quilting frame since then.  Ouch! I wish I could work faster but I do have to "obey" the signs my back sends me otherwise I pay a dear price, if you know what I mean!!  So I hand quilt it just a little bit at a time. I've showed you pictures of it in the frame before but it is hard to tell where I'm at because of the pattern. But this week, you can really see my progress. I have started at the bottom of the quilt and this is where I am now.


Can you see my needle in there? I'm heading towards the misaligned blocks lol. Oh well! There's one in every quilt, I guess. My goal is to finish row 7 today and that's one and half block to go. I won't bind this quilt any time soon but if YOU did bind a quilt in January, you might want to see Julie's blog and participate in the new Binding Blitz and win some prizes.  Or just pop over and check out what others have been up to. Seeing others' finishes is so encouraging! It gives me the spur to finish something too.

Another quilt that is far from being done is Quilt of the Century. I did finished two diamonds this week that I would like to attached to the quilt today. Laundry is no quite finished, have to make spaghetti sauce, some creme of carrot soup, and the boys asked for more Gingerbread Cookies this morning. It is so time-consuming but how can I say no? Beside ginger and molasses are good for the immune system so I'll make a double batch.  Maybe it'll last longer than the last one, hopefully!! Oh yes, and finish answering all those emails I've got through Grow Your Blog blog hop. What a fun adventure this is. As usual, I probably have too much on my to-do list for only one day but I'll make the most of it. For now, I am taking a few minutes to hop over to Kathy's Slow Sunday Stitching and look at all the wonderful projects slowing being made.

Hope you enjoy what you have to do today too ... whatever that may be!

Until next time ... ;^)




16 comments:

  1. Slow and steady progress! Looks great! Keep stitching! The cookies sound yummy...no wonder they don't last long!

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  2. Way to go with the hand quilting! A true labor of love. :)

    The spaghetti sauce, soup and cookies sound delicious!

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  3. Hello Chantal! What fabulous quilts you are working on!! I am in awe of you doing all that hand quilting and making all those hexagons! Fantastic work!! :) x

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  4. Your son's quilt is quite striking. Take care of that back!

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  5. Take 21 is really stunning, it looks like 3D, but I can't imagine quilting that by hand. You must have the patience of a saint!

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  6. Great progress on your hand quilting Chantal.

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  7. Slow and steady gets the job done! Those cookies sound yummy.

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  8. That quilt you've made for your son is awesome! Love the way the blocks are "stacked". The quilt of the century is also gorgeous.

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  9. Good things can't be rushed! Awesome work!

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  10. wow, all that hand quilting! It will be beautiful I'm sure. Don't tire yourself out with all that you are doing

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  11. J'arrive après la bataille, ta sauce pour les spaghettis doit être terminée, voire même digérée !! :))))
    Youhouuu !! Le top est monté et bravo pour ton quilting !! Quelle surface....bon courage Chantal !
    Et tes hexagones avancent bien ! ;)
    Grosses bises et bonne semaine !

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  12. I adore "Take 21". It is so beautifully graphic. It totally appeals to my puzzle oriented mind.

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  13. I know exactly what you mean about sore backs. A sore back is the scourge of us quilters. Your son's quilt is awesome; the pattern is stunning and love, love the hexagon quilt.

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  14. You're on the home stretch! That's a beautiful quilt.

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  15. I know exactly what you mean about only quilting as long as your body tolerates it.
    You are so close to the end... very exciting!

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  16. Your son's quilt looks gorgeous! Love the hexie quilt. The fabric is fabulous, too!

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