Sunday, August 3, 2014

Slow Sunday Stitching

Thanks to everyone for sharing your opinion on the extra quilting for the Peanuts Christmas quilt. I listened. I think I knew all along that I had to stitch the extra quilting. Rather than finish the last side of the border, I plunged into quilting the 20 little panels. I knew that if I finished that border I probably wouldn't want to do the accent quilting. The panels are now done and I will be marking and stitching the last part of the border on this cold and rainy Sunday. They look great and I am so glad I did the extra stitching.
Here are some of the panes with the extra outline quilting.



The stitching really shows up when you outline the snow drifts.

Now of course I am looking to the next project. I have a table runner in the works. 

The pattern is from Twist-and-Turn Bargello Quilts by Eileen Wright.

I have a lot of strips to cut for it. The colors are a little off because of the rainy day photography. 


 I still have some more to cut. Then on to sewing!

I also have a jelly roll in my fabric stash.

Yesterday I decided to start looking for patterns. I can't believe that I couldn't find anything appealing in all of the books and magazines I have collected. Few of those patterns use jelly rolls. So I trolled the web and found this Boxing Day Jelly Roll Quilt pattern.

I think this might be my next quilt project after the table runner. I love the geometric look.


I am joining Kathy for Slow Sunday Stitching this week. Pop on over to her site to see what other bloggers are stitching this week.

I haven't worked on my cross-stitch at all in the past week. No updates there.

Thanks for stopping by!


19 comments:

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Love those snowdrifts! :)

Mary said...

The Peanuts Christmas quilt is so cute! I'm glad you decided to do the extra quilting.

Jo said...

I love the fabrics you are going to use on the table runner

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Wow those snow drifts look almost real now. I agree it added so much. It really didn't take you that long and I am sure you will be thankful that you did. I love the greens for your table runner that is going to be stunning.

mamasmercantile said...

Great fabric for the table runner, the colour combination is a real delight.

Quilter Kathy said...

I agree that the extra quilting gives it more yummy texture...great job!
Love that pattern for the jelly roll... thanks for the link!

cajunquilter said...

the peanuts quilt is adorable! The extra quilting looks great. I am a fan of heavy quilting! Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog! All four of my older grandchildren each have 7 quilts. The one year old has one so far. He is due one for his first birthday but I was busy finishing up this one. So on to the next. I have a long list lol.

Joy said...

Your peanuts quilt is looking really good Cathie - worth the extra time and effort to finish it off? I think so and obviously other followers do too. I'm looking forward to seeing your table runner, the fabrics look lovely and I'm sure you'll turn the jelly roll into something really special too. Happy busy days ahead of you, enjoy them, xoJoy

Jill said...

Love the Peanuts quilt. Bright and pretty fabric. I have never seen it. Yes, it is hard to find an attractive jelly roll quilt design. How can one go wrong with Moda fabrics.

The Cozy Quilter said...

That extra quilting on the peanuts quilt is well worth the effort!

CathieJ said...

Thank you, me too!

CathieJ said...

It was definitely worth it!

CathieJ said...

Thank you:)

CathieJ said...

Thanks Carla. I am quite pleased with this quilt.

CathieJ said...

Thank you. It will work well in my dining room.

CathieJ said...

Your welcome. Thanks for visiting my blog.

karen said...

seeing the first few photos and I wish it was Christmas :) Love your fabrics and I know you'll make something spectacular!

Deb A said...

Lovely stitching - I just read a Christmas Blues Clues book to my kids and they started singing Jingle Bells! Yup - a normal July at my house =). Good luck with the border - the snow drifts add a lot to the quilt.

katyquilts said...

Love your Peanuts quilt. And that Boxing Day pattern is beautiful!