Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Slow Stitching and the Florida Quilt

I've always loved improvisational quilts. They're so artsy and usually have tons of color, which is always fun to me. Recently (like yesterday, thanks to Debbie Babin of Studio Quilts, I've been inspired by the "slow cloth/stitch" quilting movement. Google the term for gobs more information. Anyway, it involves hand quilting, which I've attempted before but could never get the hang of the technique. I took the improvisational route on this little mini (10" x 13") and just started stitching like the examples I saw in blogland. So much easier for me! I'm liking the look of this. We'll see where it goes.

An abstract mini I made for someone who likes black, white and pink. The white fabric has embroidery, but it's hard to see in the photo.

Tacky, spaghetti arm tourist quilt to represent my state. Note socks with sandals. I stink at applique, but I gave it a try. I used Tonya's free-pieced letters tutorial to spell Florida. This one is going to a gal in California. She probably knows all about tourists too! Can't wait to see what she comes up with to represent her state.


  1. very fun - woohoo for florida. your hand-quilting looks great!

  2. Love them all!! I been reading the comments on LIbQuilters about slow stitching but haven't had a chance to look into it yet. Your stitching looks great. Can't wait to try it myself. Are you doing the Virtual Quilt retreat? I'll be emailing you soon about OMQG. The national site is finally up. Trying to finish up some things for Craft Hope then I'll get to it. Thanks for sharing your minis.

  3. Love the black and white with pink. I've been saving up black and i just might be inspired to do something with them:) Very cute!


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