Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Maybe I'll slow down and quilt them all by hand. Ha!


I've been hand quilting this little number all weekend,

and thinking about how much I love to quilt by hand.


It makes me slow down and contemplate the important things in life,



like friends and family,


warmth and good food,


safety, health and laughter.


And the encouragement and support of all of you!

28 comments:

Sujata said...

You have just sent me to such a nice place! Love seeing all these tiny stitches. Slowing down is so rewarding in so many ways!!!
Thanks for the inspiration!

regan said...

All of these are charming! Such beautiful colors, and of course, the beautiful quilting! Love em!

beth said...

there's a lot to be thankful for...that's for sure. Love all your handwork there!

liz said...

Your quilting designs complement each piece perfectly. How clever of you!

True Blue Nana said...

If your intent was to inspire you have achieved that goal. I am so inspired by your hand quilting. I am finishing up my second hand quilting project and beginning another one. It can be so relaxing.

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

ooooooooh! I am loving RED! ;-) I love your hand quilting! I love how it looks too... it is worth the time to sit and do it... beauties, each and every one of them!

Nancy said...

Good for you... I love hand quilting, and your examples here are wonderful.

Karen said...

You have traveled many miles with your hand quilting, a journey worth taking.

Janet said...

The time is well spent, thank you for voicing what I feel about hand quilting, this is such a lovely post. I hadn't done any since last winter and just this week realised how rusty I'd gotton. There's nothing like it.

Alexis said...

So lovely... I am impressed with all this beautiful work! That red bit is mouthwatering! I love the relaxing slowness that hand quilting brings too. Enjoy!

Bonnie Hull said...

...and then the best is that the evening, the day, the laughing...it's all sewed into the quilt!!! xxoo from here

Julie Fukuda said...

Machine may be faster but in my book, this is as good as it gets!

Kathie said...

oh this post just warms my heart
my goal is to hand quilt more of my own quilts too
I just love the look and feel of it.
did I tell you today how much I love your eyelash quilt?
LOL I think I may just have to make one of my own
its all about that RED!

Tonya Ricucci said...

love the stitches. so glad you're hand quilting!!!!

Pinkadot Quilts said...

Your work is very inspiring!

Dan (Made by a Man) said...

So much to be grateful for. It's good to remember to slow down. Beautiful hand stitching and a lovely post.

jovaliquilts said...

Very nice post. Your quilts are lovely, and I especially like the mostly green one with the red zingers.

MariQuilts said...

Lovely post...almost makes me want to do a little hand quilting.

mary.keasler@gmail.com said...

And now, I really really, REALLY, want to learn to hand quilt. What a lovely post. What a lovely, quiet, calm feeling I have now.

The Scrappy Bee said...

What a lovely post. That is why I always have some hand work going on....quilting, piecing, applique, sometimes maybe knitting or crochet.
It does indeed sooth the soul. Bonnie

Theodora quilts said...

that is true when I hand quilt I get the same thoughts and feelings it is a calmming pastime and soothing craft which I thourougly enjoy and I love your quilts and the quilting is super ,theodora

Helen said...

Love your quilts and your blog!

meli B said...

I just started hand quilting after quite a break and I agree, it just gives me so much peace.

Beginning Quilting said...

This is a very inspiring post! I love the idea that you've posted pictures of your beautiful quilts and you've added wonderful captions that will definitely inspire and enlighten quilters out there. Keep up the good work and all the best to you! :)

Chris said...

...and I am thankful for you and your lovely blog! Thanks for the beauty and inspiration. Love love love the solid-fabric beauty on the wall by the lamp, yum!

quiltjude said...

Takes me back twenty years ago when my girls were little and I hand quilted their bed covers, I just wish I could get motivated to do it all over again! Your work is lovely

Clare said...

Adore the quilt in the 3rd photo.

isathreadsoflife said...

Wonderful blog and quilts and thoughts ! Thanks for all you are and share.