It's always a stress to link up with a blog which is organised on the other side of the world, because of the time differences, and this week because of the GYBP I am writing this on Monday, instead of Sunday. But it will still work, because I think its still Sunday in the US. Complicated?? You betcha!
I want to link up this week with the Slow Stitching Sunday link at Kathy's Quilts, and so I am going to introduce you to my VERY slow stitching project.
It was a donation to the Stitching Hearts eons ago. A hand pieced (not EPP) hexagon quilt with 8 completed rosettes, one half finished one and pile of the fabrics - enough to finish the project.
It sat in the cupboard for ages, with me desperately hoping someone else would pick it up to finish it. Not a chance! I hate wasting fabric! And the thought of chucking what has taken someone a long time to do, albeit unfinished, just grates with me. So it finally came home with me some time mid year last year.
My trusty helper insisted on helping me lay out the blocks of course, tee hee hee.
Most the of rosettes had been pieced together, with a lot of the green connecting hexies not yet added.
Since then, in between other things, I have completed all the rosettes, and pieced them all together.
As you can see on the lower edge, the edges looked "chewed", when I finally got all the rosettes put together, and the sides were heaps worse. So I downloaded a hexagon planning page from Quiltmaker.com (what a find!) and planned out some filler bits to go around the edges to square it up a bit.
As you can see, they are weird shapes!
Last night I fitted in the last of the larger filler sections in the top of the border above, and finished piecing it in. I now only have 2 more side ones to do to fill in the gaps along one side.
So that has been my slow stitching for many months, most nights, not just on Sundays, in front of the TV. Needless to say, if there has been something else to do, I have not wasted time picking it up. LOL.
I have 3 minutes to link up at with the Slow Stitching Sunday link before it is Monday in New York!
Til next time.....Keep on stitching.