A New Fondness

Some people, or at the very least my sister, might call this an obsession, but “fondness” is what I’m calling it. 

I’ve a new fondness for hand quilting!

I pulled another UFO (un-finished object) out of my WIP (works in progress) closet.

This is the start of an Arkansas Traveler quilt. 


I struggled to add the borders to these diamonds using a tutorial and decided to use a paper piecing template going forward.  So this block will be a pillow cover. A hand quilted pillow cover.

I started work on it this weekend during a trip to IA to visit my quilter/blogger friend, Greta of Material Detachment.  She cut the diamonds for me not quite 3 years ago.

I made lots of progress and am completely pleased w/how it’s s turning out!


I wasn’t planning on doing this much quilting but all this fabulous texture has changed my mind!


I’ll be adding more quilting to the diamonds using a red thread. 

Not so long ago I labled those who hand quilted as “crazy”. But now I see what all the hype is about! 

I want to hand quilt ALL the things! 

Okay, I’m starting to sound obsessed so I’ll leave it at that. 

Thanks for visiting.

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Slow Sunday Stitching

A Thread for Life 

It’s love so undeniable, I can hardly speak

Peace so unexplainable, I can hardly think

As you call me deeper still

Into love, love, love

You’re a Good, Good Father. 

-Chris Tomlin 

7 thoughts on “A New Fondness

  1. Thank you for sharing your wonderful photos of your progress. I love hand quilting so much I learned to piece to have something to quilt. Still my favorite part of making a quilt. So glad that you enjoyed it so much you finally understand us crazies and our craving for stitching.

  2. Lovely quilting and I Love the colors…I do not have the desire to hand quilt (not yet anyway) but who knows…you might give me the big to try it and possibly become obsessed.

  3. I, too, call the hand quilters crazy…with all the love I can muster. LOL It’s too slow and fiddly for me. But I am going to give it a little try this week — some big stitching quilting with perle cotton. Not sure I’m going to be a convert like you though.

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