Sunday, November 17, 2019

Neutral is beautiful, but I think I prefer colour!

Early morning still...but I've been up for a long while now. That just means I've been able to get a bit of extra slow-stitching done, right? 

This week I hung my Queen's Garden up on the design wall. I am overwhelmed lately at the number of UFO's that I have, so I'm determined to have a "finish" by the end of the year.  Then plan is to get this one sewn together and quilt it over my Christmas break.

I hadn't realised that I still had some embroidery to complete on this quilt :(

I may have left it, but there was just too much still to do so I will finish that up this week....starting this morning...

These Japanese taupe fabrics are sometimes difficult to draw a line on with my regular marking tools....but the Hera marker does a brilliant job!....

I really like working with the Perle cotton.

Earlier this week I hung my Temperature Quilt on the wall to get a look at how it's coming along.

That is it complete from January 1 to the end of October. I wish I'd had more contrast in my "hot" colours...lesson learned for next time! I won't do one next year, but I most likely will in 2021 since I'm enjoying this so much.

I'm almost finished my Haphazard quilt. 

I love the texture of the quilting...

....and I love that I'm using a fabric from my stash for the backing...

This is just a small quilt...36" square, but it will be the perfect size for my lap when I'm sitting in the morning with my coffee and hand-stitching!

I've decided to apply a facing on the quilt instead of a binding. I actually thought I'd be doing the hand-stitching on the facing today but it's not quite ready.

A great tutorial on facing a quilt can be found HERE at the blog of The Silly BooDilly.  I reference her tutorial any time that I do a facing.

I guess I'd better get on with my day....we are going on a day-trip since it looks like such a beautiful day for it. 

I am linking up with Kathy for Slow Sunday Stitching. Hopefully you have time to visit with her and check out what other slow-stitchers are working on today!


  1. Thanks for the link to the facing tutorial. It is wonderfully detailed. Your little quilt will look great with that finish. Queen's garden is beautiful. I do hope you finish it this year. I like your temperature quilt. I don't mind the lack of contrast. It makes you feel how steadily hot it is during those months.

  2. Queens Garden is beautiful and I agree about neutrals so pretty but a bit boring to work on up close. I've never faced a quilt but I can see where it might be perfect for a small project Thanks for sharing the tutorial

  3. Your Queen's Garden quilt is gorgeous. I keep seeing people saying they use the Hera marker, but when I have tried it, its hard for me to see the crease. I am starting a temperature quilt on Dec.21, the first day of Winter. I want to follow the seasons rather than the months. Am looking forward to this project, using a rail fence design. I also like the block you chose.

  4. The neutrals are lovely, so different from the normal colored quilts. Happy Stitching!

  5. Gorgeous quilts. Love that backing!

  6. I started following you because I was intrigued by your design for the temperature quilt. I love it! All that orange makes a very bold statement.

  7. Beautiful quilts! the Queen's Garden in those soft taupes is just lovely--so calm and comforting...nice work hugs, Julierose

  8. love the temp quilt Sandra; and those soft taupes are my favorites.

  9. The neutrals are really gorgeous ... but that photo with all the color in your temperature quilt came along and my heart fluttered!! :)

  10. Lovely quilts! I seem to flucuate between soft & pastel, neutral type quilts and bright & bold... love the variety!