Slow stitching

When it’s cold outside (-15 C ), it’s the perfect time to be sitting on the sofa under my Starbright quilt. I realized that the only time I was hand quilting it was on visits to the cottage, so this winter I put it beside the sofa and have continued to progress. I am using Aurfil 2000, 50 weight, a light sand colour, for the background diamonds, and Aurifil 2915, 12 weight, very light brass, for the stars.

Rachel at Stitched in Color is re-releasing her Angled class which includes this quilt if you’re interested.

I found this silicone thimble at the Creativ Show in October and it’s working better for me than my previous thimble dots (which tended to get pierced by the needle eye as I was pushing).

I hurt my knee last weekend so I’ll be pampering myself today as it continues to heal. Stay warm folks! Linking up to Kathy for Slow Sunday Stitching.

16 comments

  1. Enjoy your stitching. Your quilt is very pretty. Keep warm and take care of that knee.

    1. Thank you I will! Had a couple of short – and slow – walks today for fresh air.

      Lisa

  2. Nice colours in the quilt. Take care of your knee and enjoy your hand quilting today!

    1. It has a lot of my favourite fabrics, so it’s fun to work on.

      Lisa

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  3. What a bright and happy quilt to work on in the dead of winter. I hope your knee is as good as new soon.

    1. Thank you, it is still a bit swollen, but slowly getting better.

      Lisa

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  4. So pretty. Hope the knee recover goes quickly.

    1. Thanks. Have a great week!

      Lisa

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  5. Lovely to see your hand quilting update! I also like the silicone thimble… must look for another one since I did poke through the one I had.
    Enjoy your hand stitching!

    1. It doesn’t give me the same sensitivity as a leather thimble but it seems to be sturdier.

      Lisa

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  6. I have a crocheted afghan in progress for the same reason – keeping me warm while giving me something productive to do!
    Love that thimble too! I’ve been using the thimble dots, but I find that they don’t last long enough.

  7. I will have to look for one of those thimbles. I use a metal one that just bothers my fingers because of the fingernail being the point of contact inside the thimble. Good luck with your progress. I have a baby quilt that is only half way done and baby will be 1 in a few weeks!

    1. This one is angled inside , to the shape of a fingertip, so I think you would like it. I don’t keep my fingernails too long or too short and this one is also a bit grippy on the fingertip. They come in different sizes.

      Lisa

  8. Anja @ Anja Quilts · ·

    Happy stitching. Not as cold here. The rain has washed away most of the snow. Just hoping it doesn’t freeze overnight.

  9. Hi beautiful!! You are going to make the most of your healing time:)❤️❤️

    1. Thank you for the well wishes. Still a bit sore but continuing to improve

      Lisa

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