Slow Sunday Stitching

Another Hatchett Job, creative commons, Slow Stitching Sundays, hand sewingToday, 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.

vintage quilt

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,

Another Hatchett Job blog, signature, Jan Hatchett


20 thoughts on “Slow Sunday Stitching

  1. There is a lot of beautiful fabric in this quilt. Have you picked a quilting pattern or just cross-hatching? Enjoy the slow stitching.

    1. Hi Chantal,
      I’m so glad you stopped by! Actually, I am doing diagonal lines through sets of two blocks. It’s very simple and basic against the utilitarian design. I hope I will have some photos to show next week.

    1. Gail,
      I am totally drawn to this quilt top. Something about the simple design and cheerful fabrics against white (well, stained white) just looks cheerful. Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting!

  2. That is a beautiful quilt. Mom had a quilt top that Grandma had put together. She finished it and used it a long time. I had it for a while then gave it to a niece to use in her cabin. I have made a few quilts all by hand stitching. It does take a lot longer but it is so relaxing. I am now working on a blue Dresden Plate but have taken a time out to make som quilted covers for my small kitchen appliances. Happy quilting, Jan. It’s hard to find the time when you still have family at home.

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