Sunday, December 8, 2013

It's Sunday Again and Time to Show Off Some Slow Stitching

I just finished up the Southern Belle pillowcases for my daughter for Christmas. I did one in pink and one in blue as kind of a His and Hers theme.  (I just love how stray threads always seem to get into my pictures). 

I found these stamped pillowcases at the thrift store. They already had holes in the bottom for an edging so I first single crocheted in each hole then crocheted some shells around with #10 white crochet cotton.  I think my daughter will love them since she collects things with Southern Belles and Crinoline Ladies on them. 

I also just finished my December 12 inch block for Crazy Quilt Journal Project 2013.    This is block #17 out of the 20 I want for the lap quilt I'm making called "Crazy Cravings". 

This month's motif is "Homemade Cookies" and I stitched it all in perle cottons #8. I wrapped the lines going down the side of the motif with variegated metallic thread. 

On one seam I just did a simple blanket stitch - again in brown perle #8. 
On another seam I added small pink rick rack stitched on with chain stitch.
On another seam I added some twill trim and attached it on each side with 2 strands of variegated pink DMC floss. 

Another seam has jumbo rick rack attached with chain stitches, pistil stitches, cross stitches and french knots. 

Another seam has detached chain stitches. Actually, I think there's another name for those stitches but I can't think of it now.  And, hey, I thought I attached the cupcake button up where the two seams meet! I must be getting old. 

And sometime today I'm going to finish stitching down the binding on a quilt for one of the granddaughters. 

If you are doing some slow stitching today or are just looking around for some inspiration for a new slow stitching project visit Slow Sunday Stitching at Kathy's Quilts.   It's really quite interesting to follow the progress on everyone's projects each week. 


Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Those pillowcases are adorable! So feminine and sweet.

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

I agree it is so much fun to see everyone's progress. Your pillowcases are wonderful, and they are a lot of work. The crochet edging is a extra special touch!

Donna M said...

Very nice embroidery. Those pillowcases with the holes in the edge are hard to find. Your daughter is going to love these.
Have you ever noticed that things can be seen on a photo that you never noticed with the naked eye? I catch a lot of my mistakes that way.

scraphappy said...

Crazy cravings. What a fun idea for a quilt!

scraphappy said...

Crazy cravings. What a fun idea for a quilt!

Quilter Kathy said...

Oh my goodness... what a delightful post!
Love the edging you made on those pillowcases... it is the perfect touch.
And your new cravings block is a thing of beauty... YUM!
Thanks so much for linking up to Slow Stitching!

Ivani said...

Lovely pillowcases!