No Slow Stitching Sunday

I do not know why, but I don’t seem to get any hand stitching done out here. I have plenty of handwork I could do, I just haven’t done any.

Maybe it’s because every time I sit down, I have 1-4 dogs in my lap.

I mentioned the loss of my sewjo, I turned to the scrap bins looking for inspiration yesterday. Specifically, this bin of strings.

I don’t know where this is headed, but the mindless piecing was enjoyable.

I have spent much of the past week working with EQ8 and Inkscape, learning to write patterns.

I rarely use patterns myself, so it’s been quite the learning curve! I’m toying with the idea of offering a few downloadable patterns here on the blog.

I hope you all have a wonderful Sunday!

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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9 Responses to No Slow Stitching Sunday

  1. Susan McMillan says:

    Katy,
    You posted a quilt in July of 2016. You called it a Twister. Is there a pattern? If so , I need it!
    Thanks!

    Susan

  2. Jean says:

    We had snow last week, glad it is go, thanks to strong winds from the SW, but every time those winds come there are also all the bugs that get swept up in the air and come in I have been continuing to cut strips from this bin of fabrics and it is getting me excited for all the scrappy quilts that are going to come from them. Blog reading gives me so many ideas! Thanks for inspiration!

  3. Love that mindless piecing! I think I’ll get my strips basket out and join you.

  4. Anja @ Anja Quilts says:

    Good luck with the pattern writing.

  5. Shasta says:

    It is challenging to learn new software, but it looks like you have the hang of it. Hopefully learning how to write patterns will open lots of avenues for you.

  6. Vicki in MN says:

    Doing the diagrams for patterns is my downfall, others have mentioned Inkscape for this. I think I have to download it and try again. I did many years ago and didn’t get the hang of it.

  7. Sandi says:

    I think people would love some of your patterns! We’re always asking how did you do that one. LOL I love seeing all the fur babies. Hugs,

  8. Sometimes just sewing strips together, or other odd shapes to make a slab, is just some good therapeutic sewing. Will be fun to see where those strips take you. If you do write up a pattern, and want it tested, let me know. I’ve done tests for others, and I enjoy it.

  9. Those strings look interesting…keep going!

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