25 September 2013

slowly (wednesday wip)





Slow progress and slow stitching going on here. The brown quilt was basted on the floor, using the clever tool Kwik klip to close the basting pins. Good tool, will become a new favorite, I think. 
Those lovely but loose woven side triangles was very flimsy and resisting to be flat (bias cuts tend to be wavy...). Improvised a solution by sewing a couple of big stitch straight seams and pulled at the threads to shrink to measure. So far, it's working well, but the quilting is not finished, yet...

I have started by quilting in the ditch. And then planning to add some simple hand quilting to the blocks. Slow, but enjoyable work.

Also sewing by hand on a flannel hexagon pillow to be. Big hexagons (3") and pajama parts from Heather Ross mixed with some blenders. Soft winter pastels. Planning on quilting it by machine. Another slow wip...

Quiet and slow, that's me! At least for now. Hope you all have some sewing to enjoy.

; )




14 comments:

Nifty Quilts said...

Quiet and slow is very good. I'm feeling the same way this fall, and learning to like it. I love your brown quilt! And I like the idea of stitching in the ditch and then hand quilting.

Sigrun said...

Love the fabrics in your hexies!

Quiltefia said...

Hei!! Så fint!! Fint med brunt og blått!! Og morsomme sekskanter!! Mandag reiser jeg til san Fransisco!! Gleder meg!! Har med lapper og strikking....... Anne Kari :-)

Byrd said...

Yes - no need to rush. Even if I get a few stitches in here and there, I'm satisfied. Love your hexagon! Take care, Byrd

Judy said...

That's a good way to be-just taking your time and enjoying the process. Nice quilts!

helbel19 said...

Love the browns in your quilt and the hexies look great too. Slow and steady wins you know lol

Helen

Charlotte said...

I saw a video demo of the qwik klip and was wondering how much easier it is than just using fingers? Love those hexies - so sweet!

audrey said...

I love having a quiet and slow project going, esp. this time of year! Love your hexy project--it totally made me smile. Looking forward to seeing the finished look of your brown quilt when you get there!

Marie said...

Both are beautiful - sounds like you are moving at a lovely relaxed pace.

sewkatiedid said...

love love love the hex, especially the colors.

Franziska said...

veeeeerrrryyyyy sllllooooowwww over here, too. Not much sewing or crafting going on due to almost no free time. Frustrating but not changeable. Maybe I'll get around to make some stitches this evening?
I like the hexagon pillow to be. Reminds me my little one requested an ice bear paper piecing pillow. Have to remember that...

Grit said...

Both works are so wonderful. I love your hexies.
Grit from Germany

Cutella said...

I like the designs of your quilt...There are so beautiful...

Sewing In CT said...

Miss you. Happy New Year!