Sunday, January 29, 2023

Hand Quilt Along, (HQAL), Slow Sunday Stitching

This was a relatively busy week, with Community Service Workday at my house on Wednesday.  I also took my friend Jandra out to lunch for her birthday Thursday.  I made her a gift which I will reveal during the next Sew It-Show It Challenge.

I have been working on my next project which is a challenge for my quilt guild.  We are supposed to make something that makes your heart sing.  I love the ocean, mermaids, anything to do with the sea.  So I am making a mermaid collage quilt and have been busy cutting out different collage pieces for my mermaid.  

This week I received a text message from ReCreate,  craft thrift store in my area.  They had an over-abundance of fabric and were offering fabric $7.99 or $25 a bag.  So I grabbed a bad and filled it up.  The bag weighed 10.6 pounds so I feel I got my money's worth.  

Granddaughter Kyleigh took the quilt that I quilted for her college roommate back to Boston last week, and Mallytza was thrilled.  Thanks to the new light brother Bill installed in my quilting room, I can actually see what I am doing now.  Before lighting was from an overhead fan light.  

My amaryllis this week has 4 blooms now.

As for hand work, I am still slowly working on this sunflower quilt.  

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.

KathyMargaretDebNanette, SharonKarrinDaisyConnie, and  Cathie 

I will also be linking up at Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching,   Head on over and check out what others are working on.  

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. You have so many pretty fabrics in your mermaid collage quilt, Karrin. A bag of fabrics for $25 is excellent value. I am certain you will find good use for these. Those amaryllis flowers are a gorgeous colour. Enjoy quilting your sunflower quilt.

  2. That collage quilt is going to be fantastic! I can't wait to see it finished!

  3. I'm sure your granddaughter's roommate was thrilled with the quilt! Sunflowers is such a lovely quilt, have fun with your mermaid collage. Happy stitching!

  4. Your collage quilt looks like fun! I'm curious to know how you'll sew all those different shapes down. That was quite a haul of fabric, too! Beautiful amaryllis! Enjoy your stitching today, Karrin!

  5. The mermaid collage looks exciting. Lots of great details and beautiful colors. Have fun sewing it!
    The lovely amaryllis and sunflower quilt is also very nice! Happy stitching!

  6. Anonymous1:56 PM

    I'm so happy she loved her quilt. I know she will treasure it forever. That amaryllis is beautiful. Loving the sunflower quilt. She is going to be a beauty when done :)

  7. What a score at the thrift store. I have never seen fabric at any of the local stores. Sunflowers is looking wonderful. I like your mermaid collage and I am glad your granddaughter's roommate liked her quilt.

  8. Anonymous3:14 AM

    What a fun challenge! Great additions to your stash too. Glad the quilt was appreciated…that makes a quilter’s heart happy. Gail at the Cozy Quilter.

  9. Your quilt guild challenge looks fun! Lots of lovely fabrics from the charity shop too.

  10. Finally catching up on blogs! DH has been sick and then I got it too, so it has been a rough 10 days here. We are are both on the mend now, and I’m hoping he finally sleeps tonight. Your projects are looking amazing. The mermaid quilt took my breath away, and the progress on your sunflower quilt is wonderful. That must have been an adventure driving to a Tahoe to get Keaton. Well done you!