Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Crazy Quilt

No, the quilt is not crazy. But I might be for trying to make it!


It's an English paper pieced quilt of little stars, each about 4 inches across. I figure it will take the whole winter and spring to get this put together. (That is, if I can get more fabric.) And then there is the quilting, which is my favorite part. Anyway, a long term project.


I really love hand sewing and this is a lot of hand sewing:) It's very relaxing after a day at work. I look forward everyday to hitting the couch with my needle and thread, sitting next to Rick watching a movie. Heaven, I tell you!


We have had very cold temps this week and even a little snow. All the more reason to have a project to keep me busy when I don't want to go outside. I'd love to hear about your indoor winter projects!

13 comments:

Nellie said...

Hi, Cindy! You have chosen a lovely project for the cold months ahead! Enjoy working on it!

April said...

So pretty Cindy!

GardenOfDaisies said...

It looks like you are well on your way to getting that done. I don't have the patience for that much hand sewing, but I admire people who can do it. I love the fabrics you are using.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's gorgeous! And at least the soft colors will be easy on your eyes. I've never made a quilt....I do quick and easy projects. It was cold and windy here today and I tore into my doll room to try to get some order. It kept me busy AND warm! lol Sweet hugs!

Helen Philipps said...

Hello Cindy Your stars are beautiful and I love the fabrics you have picked. Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog....we were both making stars at the same time! I am really enjoying it too....paper piecing is very relaxing. Enjoy your starry sewing :)
Helen x

Beatrice Euphemie said...

How beautiful, Cindy! You always have such an eye for putting together colors and this one is especially lovely. I can picture you sitting next to your sweetheart on a cold winter night stitching away. Those simple things bring such joy. I tried paper piecing once and I really enjoyed it. I made a little table runner for my Dear Mother. I am working on scarfs for Christmas gifts. I love the soft feel of the yarn. Happy stitching - I can't wait to see the finished quilt. Hugs xo Karen

Stacy said...

I would not say you are crazy for putting this together, Cindy - but it will take determination! I do find piecing a quilt relaxing, but my problem is that I am never exact enough. My corners often don't line up! <3

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Very pretty Cindy! I'm just going to continue organizing my home through the winter.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Beautiful!!! You are quite talented!! :)

Kathleen Grace said...

This quilt is an absolute dream! I look forward to seeing it finished. I just don't have the patience to do this kind of work, and my hands get tired too easily for a lot of hand work, but this quilt is so beautiful it makes me wish I could make one too!

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Cold snowy days are always perfect for quilting! Your quilt is so pretty! I love all of the soft colors. Beautiful stitching!

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

A quilt such as this is tedious...requiring much time, patience and talent and clearly you have that...this is just lovely :) Kathy over at Kathy's Quilts has a Slow Stitching Sunday party devoted just to work such as this...you should link up your lovely quilt one Sunday! :)

Solstitches said...

Your quilt is so very pretty. I'm always in awe of the beautiful hand quilting that you do. Yes, a lot of work but worth every stitch.
Margaret