Slow Sunday Stitching – 8 January 2023

Good morning! It is a great morning for walking. Yesterday it was more summer like, today – in the 50’s with the North wind blowing on and off. Good walk! It is Cedar Allergy time here and last week was not fun. Today maybe my body has had enough to let the immune system fight it as it did not bother me that much during or after my early walk. Once the count gets to over 15,000 I feel it!

For the next month and into the remainder of the year, I will be working on getting 20 quilts quilted, squared and the binding hand done. This count did not include the 7 projects I had been working on. Here is my list of quilts to be done and until the 10 that I will be quilting are completely finished I will not make any new quilts (but there will be a list of “want to” make will be done eventually).

I am happy to say that I have 5 of the 7 completed that I started in mid-December 2022.

The remaining 2 will be worked on today and I will be loading another quilt today for quilting. (Mrs Potts and Celtic Table Runner)

I am so happy how this table runner turned out. I started it in 2004 (I think), quilted it the first time in December 2022 (which did not please me at all). I ripped it out (4 hours) and decided it needed a border. I found this beautiful piece of fabric in my stash and added it. Clay fixed the Regulator on the HQ16, I used Warm and Natural batting, and decided to quilt over the Celtic Design. It is stunning. The Celtic Design is 1/4” bias binding and hand needle turned applique. A Celtic design is very time consuming, but so pretty. I took a Class from Nancy Chong when I was very new to needle turn applique. I learned from Robyn Pandolph, Nancy Chong, and of course Elly Senkiewitz (was the Queen of Applique back then) to enhance my needle turn applique skills.

I used a Screen Print from Hoffman that I had purchased about 15 years ago for the backing. I was trying to save more of the fabric for other quilts, so I chose to add the 1895 Hoffman Batik in the middle. The table runner measures 25” x 48”!

This is my next quilting project – getting ready to load it. The quilt is 60” x 60” and will take a little longer – I am hoping that I can complete it today! In between quilting (during a rest time) I will be binding on the above projects.

This is the backing for the Geo quilt. I had previously thought I would use the green for one of the quilts that I sent to Rebecca, but changed my mind. I am happy to have found a use for it. When I finish this quilt today, I will be down to 8 quilts that I will be quilting. Rebecca has finished York Lodge, Irish Mist, and Radiant Feathered Star. I will post pictures of them next week after I receive them. Balance for quilting total – down to 16! (But those perky 10 that need to be hand quilted are still hanging around).

I am limiting my time on the computer, but still reading all the bloggers posts as time allows.

Have a wonderful Sunday and a great week ahead. Life in the country has finally returned to a normal, peaceful, non-eventful life and I am praying that it will stay that way the remainder of the year, which by the way appears to be racing ahead – already 8 days into January! WOW!

Hugs, Nanette

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Linking To:  My Quilt InfatuationConfessions of a Fabric AddictFinished or Not Friday ; Em’s Scrap BagBOM’s Away;  Sew Fresh Quilts; Crazy Mom Quilts;  Oh ScrapScrap Happy SaturdaySlow Sunday Stitching  Quilt Fabrication Mid Week Makers; Peacock PartyDesign Wall Monday, Scrap Happy DaysQuilting Patch Linky Party, To Do Tuesday

27 Replies to “Slow Sunday Stitching – 8 January 2023”

  1. You are right, the Celtic table runner is stunning! When you quilted it, did you go “back and forth” or “up and down”, (if that makes sense)? I’m still reading blogs too, but I am not on the laptop nearly as much as I was. It’s kind of freeing!


  2. You go, girl!! That Celtic table runner looks amazing! You have a nice, even rhythm to your meander quilting on all of these, too — a consistency to the shapes and a very even quilting density throughout, which is not so easy to do hand guided. A lot of people will start out meandering at one size and then either get smaller and smaller or bigger and bigger as they work their way down the quilt. Yours looks great!


    1. Late reply. Thx Rebecca. Very nice compliment from you, the Queen of Long Arm Quilting! My brain is constantly being told small small small, medium, medium, medium, and do not get caught in the middle and cannot get out! LOL.


    1. Thx Susan. I just had to get my quilting done and then just stack the them up for binding. Of course the ones from Rebecca that will be shown this year will be first and there is more work for them, squaring, trimming, and then binding. Hugs and get better.


  3. You are definitely making progress. The table runner is gorgeous, but your other projects all turned out beautifully too. Good luck with your plans for 2023. Hopefully you don’t get any more derailers this year.


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