Monday, 21 April 2014

Slow Stitching on a Sunny Day

I was planning to write a post about how I hand stitched the binding on my Baby Star quilt today and even took pictures to illustrate it.

The my side-tracked self kick into high gear and I did about a hundred other things and didn’t go back to the binding. So I have only done half. First I had to take a picture of the other quilt I did of this pattern. Only this time I did it the way they intended it to be.
Right down to the directional print in the border.  So this one I can genuinely call by it’s given name “Zoo Parade”.
Then I got to thinking about the string blocks I was doing Saturday while we had a power outage ( in the middle of the afternoon on a bright and sunny day, no idea why, 30,000 without power).  While I was sewing , using the strings from the Accuquilt scraps, I was doing the 6.5” blocks for the Geese on a String. But there were a lot of neutrals and I have a 7.5” string block I am slowly working on for Pefferneuse from String Fling.  So I rounded up the papers for them and started some more treadling. Because that was what I had been sewing on during the power outage, my treadle.
  I’ve been using the paper pieced string blocks to practice the treadle. I didn’t seem to be getting better today even after several blocks and wondered why I was having so much trouble, then I noticed that the bobbin winder was engaged. Duh. Once I had that fixed, my speed improved and my take-off became much smoother.

Moved on to the hand crank later in the evening while watching some really ridiculous TV but no pictures.

So, I was slow stitching, all people powered, just not all by hand.
Linking up with Quilter Kathy  to see what you all think…Kathy's Quilts


  1. Thanks for sharing, you are not the only one who gets distracted and works I several things In a day

  2. How wonderful to see you are stitching on your treadle! And your baby quilt is adorable - enjoy finishing the binding! Thanks for linking up!

  3. It's really cool that you can stitch when the power is off! And your quilts are very pretty.