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!

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!