Sunday 25 February 2018

Slow Sunday Stitching

The week has gone so quickly and I haven't quite finished all the hand stitching I set out to do but at least I've managed to complete some of it. We have been away for the weekend in the south west of England. This gave me the opportunity to visit my favourite quilt shop and for us both to do some bird watching at Slimbridge. I took some fabric and my hexie templates with me. We were outside all morning today but I got rather cold, well it was more my feet got very cold. I have nerve damage as a result of the chemotherapy and my cold feet were really painful as a result. After lunch John set off for another hour to do some more bird watching on his own while I stayed in the warm and fussy cut some fabric and started stitching the fabric to the templates.  By the time he'd arrived back an hour later I had all 12 pieces cut and had completely stitched 5 to the templates and I was about to start number 6.

The next round of 'flowers' on the Grandmother's Garden quilt will be slightly different. Previously each round has been a different colour of the rainbow but this time the middle hexie will be the rainbow colours and the rest of the hexies in the flower will be white. Interspersed will be some flowers with the Beatrice Potter characters in the middle of the flower. I was so pleased when I found this fabric.

I have some photos of my favourite quilt shop which moved home last year and also of our trip to Slimbridge. I'll show you them tomorrow. Meanwhile I'm linking up with Kathy for Slow Sunday Stitching Do go and see what everyone's stitching this week. I'm hoping to get a lot of the flower blocks for the next round made this week.



  1. My those Beatrix Potter hexies are cute!

  2. Very cute hexagon indeed, who will this one be for?

  3. Love Beatrix Potter can't wait to see the quilt!!!!

  4. Oh...aren't those fun! Can't wait to see the quilt. Beatrix Potter is one of my favorite children's book authors.