Sunday, June 23, 2019

Slow Sunday Stitching - Favorite Handwork

I love to follow Kathy Quilts blog where she sponsors Slow Sunday Stitching link up party.  I have never linked up, but have really enjoyed seeing what everyone else is working on.   Today she is celebrating 7 years of postings to this blog and I thought I would join in.

She asked everyone to post their favorite hand work project and I looked back over my quilts that involved a lot of handwork and simply could not pick out a favorite.  So I have included pictures of a few with a few notes on what was involved. 

This is a Gifts of Grace quilt designed by Gail Pan.  I am only showing one block, as I don't have a really good picture of the quilt that shows up the blocks well. I hand embroidered each block - there are nine of them - and then hand quilted the quilt.
Jack's Chain - all hand pieced using English Paper Piecing.  Hand Quilted.  Made as a birthday gift to my brother, Jack
Baby quilt I made for my granddaughter, Lorelai.   This one is very special to me as the solid blocks were hand quilted by my mother.  She had passed by the time I made this quilt, but I had a collection of her blocks.  I hand appliqued the doll blocks and hand quilted them as well, then put the quilt together using a Quilt as you go method. I n putting this post together, I realize I never got a picture of the competed quilt - I will get one the next time I am at my daughter's house.  Lorelai turned two yesterday, and my daughter said she sleeps under this quilt every night now. 
Star of Bethlehem.  The stars are hand pieced using English Paper Piecing and the quilt is hand quilted. 
Patchwork of the Crosses - All the blocks and piecing of the quilt top was done by hand.  I paid to have it quilted by a long arm quilt professional. Two of my friends made one of these at the same time, and we finished them within a month of each other.  It was with the encouragement of each other that we three actually completed our quilts.
Irish Chain - I machine pieced the chain portion of this quilt, but the little Dresden plates were all hand pieced and then hand appliqued to the chain.  I hand quilted the white and Dresden blocks, but the remainder of the quilt I machine quilted.  I love the look of hand quilting and machine quilting combined.

She also asked us to show our current project and that is the last picture.  Thank you, Kathy, for sponsoring this sharing of our projects.

Pemberley, designed by Katrina Hadjmichael.  This is my current project.  All hand needle turned applique and English paper piecing.  There is one more border row that I am currently working on.  This last row is made up of blocks, some English Paper Pieced and some needle turn applique.  I am enjoying working on this project, and must admit, it has been quite a challenge for me.


Kim said...

Teresa, you do beautiful handwork. Each and every quilt is stunning in both design, colour and clever stitching. Thank you for sharing and I hope you share your lovely work again.

CathieJ said...

Your quilts are gorgeous. I especially love the baby quilt made with your mother's squares as well as yours and that last applique quilt is amazing. I hope you keep coming back to Slow Sunday Stitching.

Deb A said...

What a fun quilt show! Your quilts are beautiful works of art. Please share again - we'd love to see your progress each week.

Quilter Kathy said...

Wonderful to have you joining the party.. thanks for linking up and sharing your lovely projects with us!
Your quilts are amazing and having just learned more about EPP, I am blown away by your hand stitching Patchwork of the Crosses!

Design Originals by KC said...

Lovely eye candy in this post and glad you linked to Kathy's!!! Kathi

FlourishingPalms said...

Wow. Just wow. You've put so much TIME into your lovely quilts and projects. It's apparent you thrive on it, and do it really well. Good for you! My favorite is Jack's Chain. It's especially gorgeous.

Jenny said...

So lovely to see your gorgeous hand work from the past, and your current project. The little Sunbonnet Sue quilt is very special indeed, with the work of two generations.

Sarah said...

You have some beautiful quilts. It's a real treat to see them!

Michelle H said...

OH WOWOW what amazing work! Every one is a treasure of your love (and your moms). This has given me the itch to pick up hand piecing again 😊

Debbie said...

I love your projects. YOU are so talented! You should post on Kathy's blog. We would love to see all you are doing. I especially admire your Jack's chain. I have 300 ish 9 patch blocks to do this and a bag of fabrics to go with it. Keep on quilting. Now that I have found you, I need to catch up with your projects more often.