Sunday, August 14, 2022

Hand Quilt Along, Slow Sunday Stitching

It's been another non-stop busy week.  After I showed my brother's quilt last week, they called concerned it would not go far enough over the sides to cover their mattress and blankets.  They said a plain border on the sides would be fine, as they wanted the center part with the lighthouses to be the star.  I needed to add about 16 inches total.  So I took off the top and bottom and added navy blue border all around.  It now measures 115 in length and 110 in width.   This is on my king sized bed, and it goes down the sides plenty.



Wednesday was our guild Community Service Day to pin baste quilts.  I was talking to one of the ladies in attendance, and I told her I needed to piece the backing for this huge quilt.  She made a suggestion that a panel might be used.  I looked again through my nautical stash and found one that would work, and finished piecing the back.  I will take it over to the longarm quilter next week.



This week my grandkids went back to school.  John started middle school and Klara started 3rd grade.  




Thursday I got up bright and early and cleaned my house, as Friday my mini quilt group was meeting at my house.  And I spent the afternoon with my friend Jandra whom I made the Boho bag for.  We went to lunch at Leatherby's, a local family owned ice cream parlor that just opened in her town.  There is a vintage shop open in her town also that is open only certain days a month, and Thursday was one of those days.  I found a cute top for $12 and a children's nursery rhyme book for my friend who is having a baby in September.  

This week I also cut out sawtooth stars on my Accuquilt.  I have the 8 inch cube.  I am making another bath quilt.  When the scrap metal guys came over several months ago, they had a new granddaughter, and requested an elephant baby quilt in purple.   I found a cute baby elephant panel, and the first round will be the sawtooth stars.  I fussy-cut some other little baby elephants for the centers.



When my mini group came over on Friday, I had a chance to get quite a bit done on the Peter Rabbit block.  


This is the next block I will be working on.


This is what I will be working on for Slow Sunday Stitching.   Check out the other hand quilt along links below.  

Hand Quilt Along Links


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.

KathyMargaretDebNanetteSharonKarrinDaisyCathie and Tracy

I will be linking up for Slow Sunday Stitching at Kathy's Quilts.  Head on over and check out what everyone has been up to.  

Thanks for stopping by!

13 comments:

Gretchen Weaver said...

Cute projects! For king sized quilts, I normally buy 120" wholecloth muslin for a backing. That's too big a quilt backing for me to piece! Happy stitching!

CathieJ said...

Oh my, you have a lot of wonderful projects in the works. I like the idea of a panel on the backing. That elephant quilt is just so adorable! I love the Peter Rabbit embroidery also.
Enjoy your stitching!

Linda said...

Your Peter Rabbit blocks are progressing nicely.

Anonymous said...

Adding borders to the panel for the back of the nautical quilt…great idea! Uses up lots of stash fabric too. Gail at the Cozy Quilter

Deb A said...

What a cute elephant quilt! The Peter Rabbit embroidery is moving along nicely. That is a very big quilt and love the panel you added on the back. Have a great week Karrin.

Sarah said...

A nautical panel on the back is a great idea. The elephant panel is super cute and I love Beatrice potter too. Lovely Peter rabbit embroidery. Have a good week

Kathleen said...

You are a star adding that border on for your brother. I am sure they will love it and the panel in the back is a fun idea. That is one big quilt - I am sure the longarmer will do a great job with it!.

Ivani said...

The elephant quilt will be lovely as will the Petter Rabit embroidered one. Your grankids look very happy returning to school. Here in Brazil the school calendar begins in February. Have a nice week, Karrin.

Melisa- pinkernpunkinquilting said...

Such darling projects you are working on. The sweet elephant can not help but bring a smile. Have a great week. Happy quilting.

Deb said...

You have some lovely projects underway, love the Peter Rabbit embroidery.

Jenny said...

The elephant quilt is going to be STUNNING! Great work on your embroidery blocks too.

Quilter Kathy said...

Great progress on the sweet Peter Rabbit block... enjoy!

Angela said...

The baby elephant quilt is going to be absolutely darling!