It has been a slow … slow stitching week around here! lol
I have been a bit under the weather with an upper respiratory issue… the cold medicine that helps leaves me a bit foggy headed and it is hard to stitch for long! lol
So earlier this week I was here for a posing shot of her quilt in progress …
I was working on the second row of cross hatching. Here are the tools I use with my 16″ hoop…
Cotton thread (this is YLI 40/3 in white), little scissors.. these were my first pair!, and some hemostats to help pull the needle through occasionally (when I put too many stitches on the needle! ha)… and speaking of needles I am using John James 8 Quilting with the YLI and Dritz Quilting Betweens because they are very stiff with large eye is a multitude of sizes in 1 container for the Perle cotton stitching.
What tools do you like when hand quilting??
Well I finished the cross hatch and moved on to the middle green border on this little baby quilt…
It is heart and swirl pattern in Perle 12 cotton in white 🙂
And after just moving the hoop I approach the halfway point of this border! Yippee 🙂
I am linking this hand quilty post to Kathy’s Quilts for Slow Stitching Sunday HERE 🙂 Where Life is Beautiful today !
Hope however you spend today you are able to get a few quilty stitches in.. happily I feel more like stitching today..
I will start back on a piecing project next week… if you remember my Hollyhock Gardens quilt 😉
I also have chosen my “charity project” for the year… Last year I made a quilt for a friend with a new diagnosis of cancer. She loves the quilt! So stay tuned as more of my next quilt I will make for all my cost with no expectation of payment… just a gift for someone in need ! I am excited about this!!!
Do you try to touch lives of those around you with your crafty gifts? I would love to hear your stories!!!
Linking this post to Karen at Sew Many Ways LInky Party HERE as well 🙂
Hope you have all Blessed Stitches today 🙂