Sunday, April 29, 2018

Call Me A Little Old Fashioned

Candied Hexagon quilt: QuiltBee
It's unseasonaly chilly here today which is frustrating because I'm wanting to get out into the gardens. The up side is that it makes for great quilting weather.

Candied Hexagon quilt: QuiltBee
Candied Hexagons has been sitting in the study all winter, and, with the exception of one or two brief acquaintances, not seeing much quilting action. So much so that I often wonder if I should start calling my hobby 'piecing' rather than 'quilting' because lately that's where the bulk of my energies go.

Picking up my needle was like greeting an old friend and I spent a couple of wonderfully relaxing hours watching stitches change the texture of this flimsie.

Candied Hexagon quilt: QuiltBee
I love the old fashioned look of this quilt with its muted and warm colours. It's not modern or bright but more reminiscent of something that my grandmothers would have made.

As is the Oatmeal Cake that I made earlier this week. Yummy as it was fresh out of the oven, a day or two later it became even moister and denser. I haven't made an Oatmeal Cake in ages and this one didn't disappoint. Comfort food and again, a dessert reminiscent of an earlier time. Guess this week I was channeling days gone by.

Candied Hexagon quilt: QuiltBee
There was a break in the quilting action to prepare dinner but seeing my progress from this afternoon has me anxious to get back to my stitches this evening....M


The Cozy Quilter said...

You have certainly found your hand quilting mojo! Looks wonderful! I am looking forward to seeing more of your progress.

taylorsoutback said...

Hand quilting - such a gentle and comforting timeless art...your stitches are lovely. I appreciate how your hands can be working the needle and the mind and heart can be focusing on whereever your thoughts lead. Enjoy your stitching!

Kyle said...

Wonderful progress. The stitches add such lovely texture. Enjoy!