Time for hand sewing

There is one advantage for feeling a bit poorly during winter. It is the perfect excuse for spending quite a bit of time in front of the fire catching up with hand sewing.

IMG_3058I started Di Ford Hall’s reproduction of the 1840’s Morrell Quilt some time ago, and with my recent block completions I am now over half way through the 60 blocks. There is a lot of broderie perse in this quilt, done using a close buttonhole with silk thread.

The other blocks are a mixture of hand piecing and appliqué, each one different.

I modified the block on the left, it was supposed to be all pieced, but I thought it would be more accurate if I pieced the ring and then appliquéd it onto the background.

The next block is also broderie perse, more roses too which I have come to regret given all the spiky leaves.

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2 responses to “Time for hand sewing

  1. Being under a quilt beside the fire seems like the best way to spend these cold days, even without being unwell.

    The blocks look lovely – congratulations on being past the half-way mark.

  2. Jenni Strachan

    Love the photo of the fire and your red chair with the quilt. Cosy. Being past half way, means that much less to do.

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