Sunday, April 20, 2014

Slow Sunday Ripping?

Yesterday I was sewing together the blocks of my disappearing 9 patch. I was on a roll. When I sew a large quilt I like to put each half together separately. That way I don't have so much weight pulling at it. That plan did not work so well yesterday. Apparently I turned the blocks on each half together differently. So, this afternoon I am going to sit with my friend Sharon and chat while she sews and I rip. She did remind me this morning that I am so good at ripping.Thanks Sharon. LOL Here is the start of the layout.
Yes, it does look rather busy, but it will go under our spread and it will feel good to sleep curled under it. I just wanted to do something with these fabrics and move on to the next project.

This evening I will be doing some slow stitching on my Baltimore block wall hanging. It has been a couple of years since I hand quilted using regular quilting thread. I'm trying to improve my stitches. I am doing about 7 stitches to the inch after watching several hand stitching videos. Here is last night's progress.
Not a good photo,but hope you can get the idea. I also finished my son's wall hanging this past week. I will be sharing a photo as soon as we get it hung on his living room wall.
Linking up to Kathy's Slow Sunday Stitching here.

Happy Easter,

10 comments:

Design Originals by KC said...

Donna, Truly I really like how your disappearing 9 patch it turning out... I say show it off on top some too.. perfect colors to show off in the fall when you may not need 2 blankets! Anyway, you enjoy it! And I didn't know you were doing a Baltimore gardens quilt... that block is looking lovely and your stitches are divine... how do you like doing your needleturn applique? Thanks for sharing! Kathi

Teresa in Music City said...

What a good friend - reminding you of the things you are so good at LOL!!! Love those cuddly blues and browns :) And your hand stitching looks lovely!!!!

Quilter Kathy said...

Enjoy your stitching today - your quilting looks great!

Ellen said...

I am sorry that you have to spend so much time ripping out stitches today. I think it is definitely well worth the effort because I really like your quilt top. I don't think I would 'hide it away' another quilt!

Teresa said...

Your quilting looks great - what did you use to mark your cross hatch lines?

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

My absolute favorite thing to do is to quilt around applique! Your stitches look very even and that is what makes for good quilting. In fact, I prefer 7-8 stitches per inch as you can actually see the hand stitches. This looks stunning, now you have me wishing I was quilting Baltimore Garden.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Your applique and quilting is just lovely! :)

As to ripping the only thing that I AM an expert in is how to use a seam ripper! :)

Prima Donna said...

Teresa, I just used the blue marker that washes out. The cross hatch design was on the pattern page and I just copied it using my light box. The borders are marked with a cable design from a stencil and I used a Bohn white chalk pen to mark it.

Deb A said...

What a wonderful block and such pretty little stitches! Your dp9 is beautiful - love blue and brown together.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Your applique is gorgeous ... the quilting is going to be spectacular! I can't wait to see more!!

I love the browns and blues in your D9P. That pattern is on my to do list.

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