In anticipation of cooler weather, when I would enjoy having a quilt in my lap as I quilted it, I made this lovely armchair sewing caddy (Sit & Stitch Pincushion, pattern by Cindy Taylor Oates, Taylor Made Designs).
It’s a great improvement over my previous setup, involving lining up my gear along the armrest, and knocking it off the armrest, and losing stuff. That pincushion, however, is possibly defective. Well, it isn’t the designer’s fault. I followed all her directions to get a well formed pincushion stuffed with crushed walnut shells. You may, however, note that there are no quilting needles stuck in this lovely pincushion.
Old habits die hard. My family is still hearing “Shoot, where did I set my needle?”
If we’re lucky, the quilt is doing double-duty as a pincushion.
I am making progress, slowly, on my as-yet-unnamed kaleidoscope quilt. This week I printed out a line drawing of it to help me keep track of how much I have completed.
I didn’t touch this quilt all summer, so there hasn’t been much progress. My husband thought this looked discouraging, but I find it motivating. I can’t easily spread the quilt out at the end of every little bit of snatched stitching time to survey what my progress looks like as a part of the whole, but it’s easy and satisfying to colour in those bits I just finished quilting and watch the coloured part of the page grow.
This evening I hope to sit and quietly hand quilt for a couple of hours, then break out the coloring pencils again.
Linking up with Slow Sunday Stitching over at Kathy’s Quilts.