Today, I am working on hand quilting a quilt top that my Mom inherited that never got finished. We aren’t quite sure who made it, probably my Great Aunt, Effie Maxine Shumway. It was pieced from scraps of clothing and left overs that date into the 1940s and early 1950s. The top was machine sewn.
I don’t really have a deadline to get this one finished. I just thought that it deserved to be quilted so it can be put out and loved. It should finish out at around double bed size. I don’t have a good photo of it in the hoop, but I do have this one which shows the top laying across our double bed.
I am also linking up to Kathy’s Quilts Slow Stitching Sunday this week for the first time. I hope that by checking in there, I can be consistent in taking a little time out each week to slow down and sew by hand.
What are you stitching on this week? Does hand work soothe you and encourage you to relax?
Till next time,