Saturday, March 27, 2021

Hand Quilt Along, Slow Sunday Stitching


Hard to believe another three weeks has flown by since reporting in for the Hand Quilt Along. The past three weeks, I have been working on two main projects. I did finish up my Ella Blocks for last month. I need to get started on my blocks for this month though.




My slow stitching the past month has continued to be working on the  #100hexies100days2021, a challenge on Instagram.   I have already made more than 100, the challenge started the first of March.  I have already gone through a package of #125 hexie templates.  Each week there is a new theme.  This week it has been party or celebrations, and has been a little challenging for me to think up holidays or parties.  These are some of the hexies for the past few weeks.  




I called these three beach party.


              I called these two Bon Voyage.



These were for last week, rainbow week.  I didn't have much rainbow fabric, but just made a different color every day.  


Be sure and check out the links below for the others participating in the Hand Quilt Along.  

This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piecers to share and motivate one another. We post every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another. If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below. 


I will also be linking up with Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching.  Head on over and check out those links too.  

The other thing I have been doing this week is stitching out motifs on my samplers for the Free Motion Quilting Academy class by HollyAnne Knight from String and Story  I started the class last Fall and got about 1/2 way through the videos and doodling designs, but never stitched on my sampler.  I am determined to graduate with the spring cohort, and graduation is the first part of May.  Your sampler has to have 30 blocks.  I now have 20 stitched out.  I need to learn the graffiti, feathers, and an additional 8 motifs.  I also need to stitch out a whole cloth piece, so I have been trying to get caught up in preparation for graduation.  These are some of the ones I have stitched out this week.  








We are trying to get some people lined up to paint our house and fix some dry rot.  I orginally contacted a few guys last week, but the painter thought more needed to replaced than just the dry rot.  So we will see how this next week goes.  

I am due to get my last Covid shot next week, so look forward to that being done.  Hope you all have a great week, and thanks for stopping by! 

13 comments:

Little Penpen said...

Beautiful quilt blocks. And those darling sailor boy and girl hexies!!! ❤️❤️❤️

linda said...

All your projects are lovely, I love the hexies they each have their own character and I love your header quilt how lovely!. Thanks for your blog visit and I'm sorry to hear that you have problems sleeping too, it looks like it's a very common problem. I hope you manage to get someone to sort out your house problems, there's always something isn't there. Great you are getting your second dose of the vaccine I have to wait until June for mine. Have a good week.

Melisa- pinkernpunkinquilting said...

Love those hexies and what a fun sounding challenge. I have been debating on doing a hexie quilt myself. Have a lovely week.

Ivani said...

Your hexies are so cool, Karrin. Love them all. Great mix of colors. You made beautiful blocks too.
Glad to know you will receive the 2nd shot. Hope your husband decide to go either.

nwpaintedlady said...

You're hexi's are so perfect! Great job on them. Have never worked with them before. :)

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Your hexies are going to make such a fun quilt! Do you thread baste your hexies? I have only glue basted them, but taking out the papers is tricky then, so I'd like to try thread basting. Your FMQ is looking just great!

Db said...

Like how you special cut the little hexies..darling. The blocks are pretty also. Wishing you the best on the repairs,while that needs to be done at times .. it often takes more time than planned.🙂

Kim said...

Oh wow, your free motion quilting samplers are amazing. There is such a beautiful collection of designs you have stitched. I always love your hexies. Love the pretty little rainbow hexie and those whimsical children are so very sweet. These hexies all joined together are going to be a visual delight. I must say your mermaid showing off in the header is exquisite, Karrin!

K Reeves said...

Beautiful quilt blocks Karrin, and your free motion work is looking great too, The hexagons that you are making are so sweet!

Susan said...

Every project is wonderful. The hexagons/octagons are just plain fun. You are going to conquer this FMQ on the domestic machine, for sure. It all looks wonderful. I have to get back to Ella Marie at some point. I only have 8 blocks finished.

The Cozy Quilter said...

Cute hexies. So fun to have a theme for each week. Hope you get your house fixed up soon.

CathieJ said...

You have quite a variety of fabrics in those hexies. I like looking at them. Your free motion practice is really pretty.

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

I like the fabrics on the hexagons! Your blocks are very pretty! Great post!