Hand Stitching Progress

Posted on January 30, 2020 by prairiemoonquilts in Handstitching
Hand Stitching Progress

Last year I committed to trying (and should have been committed for trying) 365 Days of Handstitching. It wasn’t easy. I ended up doing hand stitching on 286 days of 2019. I missed 79 days. But I finished 35 projects because of it! I hand stitched the binding on the backs of 22 quilts, finished […]

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Valentine Stitchery

Posted on February 5, 2019 by prairiemoonquilts in Handstitching, Inspiration
Valentine Stitchery

I felt the urge to make a new Valentine’s project this year, and I wanted to do something with embroidery. I thought about designing something completely new, but I’m still in love with my “Be Mine” Valentine appliqué wall quilt pattern, so I decided to use it to make a little stitchery mini quilt. Here’s […]

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January Hand Stitching

Posted on January 30, 2019 by prairiemoonquilts in Handstitching, Knitting and Crochet
January Hand Stitching

Because our weather has been so horrific this January, I’ve been spending a lot of time in my cozy chair of an evening, and sometimes my fingers are too cold to wield a sewing needle, so I’ve been doing a LOT of knitting. Knitting and crochet projects count towards my . . . Handwork is […]

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365 Days of Hand Stitching in 2019

Posted on January 3, 2019 by prairiemoonquilts in Handstitching
365 Days of Hand Stitching in 2019

Last year I attempted to do 365 Days of Hand Stitching. You can read about it HERE. If you click the button in the sidebar, you can visit the posts where I talk about some of the handwork projects I worked on throughout the year, if you’re interested in seeing any of them. So last […]

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Summertime Sampler Applique

Posted on November 8, 2018 by prairiemoonquilts in Handstitching, Summertime Sampler, Tutorials
Summertime Sampler Applique

For those of you participating in the Summertime Sampler Block-of-the-Month through Sew Sweet Quilt Shop, along with this month’s block, I’m giving you some of my appliqué hints and tricks, to help you with the appliqué portions of the traditional version of the quilt. If you’d like to learn directly from me in person, I’m […]

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Hide ‘n’ Seek Tea Towel

Posted on October 5, 2018 by prairiemoonquilts in Handstitching, What's New
Hide ‘n’ Seek Tea Towel

Six years ago, I was part of a fall blog hop along with a lot of other designers, and we each presented a block as part of the hop. My block was an appliqué block with a pumpkin and a kitty and a mouse, and I really had a lot of fun designing and making […]

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Reworking Vintage

Posted on May 2, 2018 by prairiemoonquilts in Handstitching, Quilts
Reworking Vintage

I have quite a collection of vintage quilt tops and vintage orphan blocks. One of my favorite quilting pastimes is reworking them into new finished quilts. I don’t get to spend as much time at it as I’d like, but every now and then, I put in some effort on it. I’m teaching at Arrow […]

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Handstitching Progress

Posted on March 26, 2018 by prairiemoonquilts in Handstitching
Handstitching Progress

We’re nearly done with the first quarter of 2018 — how can that be already? And . . . how is it not really spring yet? I’m ready to open up the house and let some fresh warm spring air in — my living room smells like a barn! It’s been storming off and on […]

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My Favorite Thimble

Posted on March 13, 2018 by prairiemoonquilts in Handstitching, Reviews
My Favorite Thimble

I’m not sure I could continue quilting without them. Or if I did, I’d be a grouchy quilter. I’m talking about ThimblePads. I LOVE to do handwork. It’s my quilting task of choice. From hand piecing, to whipping down the binding when it’s done, I love the entire process of handwork. I love hand embroidery […]

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My Yo-Yo Quilt

Posted on February 4, 2018 by prairiemoonquilts in Handstitching, Quilts
My Yo-Yo Quilt

One of the projects I put on my list this year is my Yo-Yo quilt. I’m planning to do a lot of handwork this year, and my Yo-Yo quilt is a big hand stitching project that I’ve had going on for years. I’ve decided that this is the year I’d like to try and finish […]

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