I haven't hand quilted for a few years, used to love it but my arthritis in my hands
put a stop to that.
Feeling the need to sit, relax and hand stitch again (with the aid of
good pain medications) I'm working
on my Paintbox quilt - just look under Labels on my side bar
for older posts.
Because I like these fabrics to take centre stage
the quilting will be minimal, just outlining the central wedges
in the ditch with
a beautifully variegated Oliver Twist cotton which blends in rather than
shouting "here I am, in fact you can barely see it at all.
Unpicking an older quilt is quite a relaxing
task for Sunday Slow Stitching! This is a wall hanging made
many years ago, lots of black fabric which had faded badly.
Some components could be salvaged, the central log cabin portion was
made from my own dyed silks, lilac silks from one of my
daughter's ball dresses and a few pieces of bought
hand made paper with silk which I dyed.
I was hoping my border of Flying Geese - again the dyed paper/silk - could be saved,
it was always quite fragile and over the years of storing it's become
really fragile, I could only save the piece below.
So that was my stitching on Sunday and here we are with another
Monday morning, washing out on the line making the most of the sun
and the windy weather.
Floors swept and shopping put away, the rest of the day
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