Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Hand Sewing WIPS

The trouble with hand sewing is that it's slooooow, which doesn't make for lots of photo opps. So you see, I haven't been slacking off the last few weeks, it's just that most of my sewing has been by hand. I'm working like mad to get Waif's "Fenced In" quilt finished before the cold nights set in. Plus adding the odd few hexagons to my charm quilt here and there. I tend not to make much progress on EPP in the darker months, because I find I need natural daylight to be able to see well enough to sew them together and there's not enough of that to be had :-(

Anyway, here's some work-in-progress shots of Fenced In (apologies for the scruffy basting threads that I haven't yet removed!):

quilted house
quilted church
quilted tree

And a little one of my charm quilt. I am about two-thirds of the way round the next "ring":

hexagons wip october 2011

And I have added borders to Harry's name banner. Next job to get this quilted, which I will probably do by machine:

harry with borders

And yes, I have been continuing with the ICAD Challenge. I have even been following prompts from Tammy. Here's "scissors":

icad october #15

And this one's "zebra" (although it does look somewhat like a stripy cow I know!):

icad october #16

I think I may tackle "pineapple" next :-)


  1. You do keep busy! Hand sewing is not my thing. I don't have the patience for it but maybe that's because I'm so bad at it. The fenced in quilt looks great.

    I think your zebra is cute!

  2. I love hand-sewing, but you're right, it's slow! Hard to show progress when it takes so long, lol. I LOVE Fenced In, your hand stitching is just great, girl! What a neat project. The charm quilt is darling too. And you know I love those name the Cut It Out, and your chubby zebra!

  3. Glad to see you're keeping busy :-)

    Love love love those houses.

  4. You have lots of work to show! I'm so impressed by the patience you show in your hand-stitching.

  5. I think your hand stitching is wonderful! You've got a nice touch with it, and I love your houses.

    The hexies are looking good too.

    Love your "Cut it Out" card!


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