Sunday, October 14, 2018

Sunday Stitches

Just a quick post today as I have to get out the door soon for a loooong run with my running buddy :)

Lately I've been stitching away at block #3 of my Queen's Crown BOM. I am doing this as part of the BOM programme at my local guild. We are taking it slow, doing one block every two months.

Out of a relatively small guild of about 35 people, there are about a dozen of us taking part in this impressive!

I came to a stall on this block this morning as I feel I have to choose another fabric for those last two leaves to add a bit more visual interest. And see that little tiny leaf on top of the flower in the top right hand corner?...there will be three of them, but that fabric is just not doing it for me, so I will pick something slightly darker.

I'm finding working with neutrals to be very challenging!!

I'll have to make those fabric corrections later today, hopefully. In the meantime, I started on Block 2 of my Summertime Sampler...

I don't know if all wool projects are done this way....but this pattern calls for all the pieces to be secured with a whipstitch in a colour floss that matches, then the contrasting blanket-stitch will be done.

I thought this a bit weird, until I did Block 1 and found that I liked the process.

It feels awkward to "toot my own horn", but I have to share some excitement from this past week. Only because many of you saw my progress on my Down the Rabbit Hole over many months of Slow Sunday Stitching, mind you! :)

I entered my DTRH and my Happy Days quilts into the Norfolk County Fair this year, and both quilts did very well.

Here is Happy Days....which won Grand Champion in the machine-quilted category....

.....and, to my delight as a hand-quilter for so many years, here is my DTRH, which won Grand Champion in the hand-quilted category....

I even got pictures sent to me from my family members...

I am a very proud Slow Stitcher!

I really have to get a move on now. I am linking up with Kathy for Slow Sunday Stitching.

Have a beautiful Fall day!


  1. Congratulations! these are both such lovely quilts--beautiful work hugs, Julierose

  2. Congrats! Two well deserved wins! Love that family members were sending you photos. I have never tried wool - but I just love that watermelon block. Lovely.

  3. congratulations wonderful looking quilts. when I worked with wool it said to secure either way not both and some fuse pieces down and then stitch - yours looks great the way you did it I must get back to mine this winter maybe

  4. Congratulations on your wins!! Both those quilts are gorgeous and show great craftmanship. I'm glad that you were recognized. I like the blocks that you are working on. I have never done wool blocks so didn't know about whipstitching them in place before applying the blanket stitch, but the end result is very nice.

  5. Congrats on your wins. I admired them at the fair.

  6. So very proud of you, my friend.

  7. Congratulations on your well deserved wins. Your enthusiasm and joy of hand work always inspires me.

  8. ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL and congratulations on those precious ribbons! You have done yourself proud! Beautiful quilts!

  9. Woohoo! Recognition for your beautiful work!

  10. LOVE your neutral applique block. Interesting to whip stitch then blanket stitch the wool applique, will have to try that one. I've learned to staple the parts in place then stitch them on, and this addition of whip stitching may keep things in line better. What a deal, you won on both quilts! Congratulations!

  11. Congratulations on the wins! Much deserved!! So happy for you Sandra!