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Slow Sunday Stitching – a link party

 

Slow Sunday Stitching: blue string quilt August Rain being hand quilted. © Stephanie Boon, 2014. www.DawnChorusStudio.com

August Rain

Imagine a quiet morning for Slow Sunday Stitching. I had one of those today. Time slipped away unnoticed as I hand quilted. I sat in my favourite chair in my bedroom with my August Rain lap quilt on my lap, slow stitching simple straight lines across the blue string blocks. Still in my pyjamas, alone in the house, other than my cat Daisy who did her best to make the most of my warm lap, I enjoyed every quiet moment.  I thought about the circles I plan to hand quilt in the borders, like rain falling on water. Black clouds seemed to be gathering outside as I quilted and I had to turn on a light. I wonder if I’ll always think of rain when I’m wrapped up in this quilt?

Slow Sunday Stitching Link Party

Earlier in the week I discovered Kathy’s Quilts; yes, I’m always slow to the party, especially a link party!  Kathy hosts the weekly link party Slow Sunday Stitching and after a good nose around her lovely blog (check out her fascinating posts about learning to use her 1901 Singer Treadle Machine), I decided to jump right in. There are some very talented hand piecers and quilters sharing their inspiring work, as well as embroiderers and cross stitchers, and I plan to join them each week to see how their projects grow.  I hope you’ll come too.

My favourite place for Slow Sunday Stitching: sitting in my Lloyd Loom chair surrounded by quilts in the bedroom. © Stephanie Boon, 2014. www.dawnchorusstudio.com

My favourite place to sit and peacefully quilt

Linking up with Slow Sunday Stitching at Kathy’s Quilts.
Favourite Link Parties graphic © Stephanie Boon, 2015 www.DawnChorusStudio.com

Happy stitching!

 

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19 replies
    • Stephie
      Stephie says:

      Thanks Karen 🙂 I think the widest strip is about an inch and a quarter and each block finished around 5″. It’s a lap quilt I made to use up a lot of blue scraps I seemed to have.

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    • Stephie
      Stephie says:

      Thanks Tanya! I do a fair amount of hand stitching every week, so I’m sure I’ll have something to share with you all! It’s so lovely to get to meet you all today!

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  1. CathieJ
    CathieJ says:

    Your stitching spot looks so cozy. I really love that August Rain quilt. There is an awful lot of work in it. I like the idea of quilting circles in the border. I am looking forward to seeing the entire quilt.

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    • Stephie
      Stephie says:

      Thanks Cathie, lovely to meet you! It does look like a lot of work, but I machine pieced it and I’m hand quilting, so for me it actually came together pretty quickly – might even get a whole quilt finished within the space of one year for a change!!!

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  2. Kaja
    Kaja says:

    The colours on your August rain quilt are lovely and when it’s quilted it will be gorgeous. Sitting peacefully quilting sounds like a great way to spend a Sunday morning. Enjoy your slow stitching.

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    • Stephie
      Stephie says:

      Hi MaryAnn, hope you’re well! Can’t think of a more perfect way to spend a few hours on a Sunday either – and how wonderful to see what other slow stitchers are up to too 🙂

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    • Stephie
      Stephie says:

      And what an amazingly friendly bunch you are! Thank you so much for letting me join in the fun – it’s great to be able to regularly connect with other hand stitchers and I look forward to coming back to see what you’ve all been up to often 🙂

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