Thursday, 23 May 2013

Sew Slow

Many many moons ago, I ordered the Camelot circular quilt block pattern after seeing Nicolette's beautiful blocks. I tried a block but didn't add a seam allowance and machine pieced it not realizing that it was really intended to be a hand sewing project.  I didn't like the block and put the pattern away.  

Yesterday, Alison inspired me to do some some different hand stitching from my EPP hexies (after I saw this post).  It really inspired me to do some hand piecing and so I dug out the pattern and some template plastic and made Block 1 (it looked the easiest). 

I feel like I may have conquered inset seams.
Block 1 Camelot quilt
The actual cutting of fabric takes longer than the hand piecing or so it seems, so I think this will be a block or two a month - if I'm lucky!

I want to make this from scraps and my low volume layer cake from Rebecca's recent swap - once they arrive!




38 comments:

Cindy Sharp said...

Beautiful work!

Heather D. said...

Fantastic Annabella, very nicely done!

Charlotte said...

wow! that's so lovely!

Prof. S (the enchanted bobbin) said...

GORGEOUS!! It can be really fun to have a slooooooow project like this. Each block will be a little work of art :) I want to see more !!!!

Archie the wonder dog said...

Your block is gorgeous!

P.S. Yeah, another hand piecing convert ;o)

Catherine said...

What a fantastic block-might have to give it a go!

Mary said...

That looks lovely! Hand piecing scares me, maybe I'll get there one day.

dutchcomfort said...

Wow, beautiful! Handsewing makes all the inset seams so easy!

Little Island Quilting said...

Yes siree!! No going back now. I saved Block 4 till the end as it gave me the hee bee gee bees. Looking lovely...as I knew it would :-)

heart of charnwood said...

This is a fantastic block, and great fabric choices, I look forwards to seeing these over the coming months :o)

Patchwork and Play said...

Camelot is a great pattern. I have a version of it, I just don't need another slow sewing quilt! I love your colour selection!

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Di said...

Beautiful hand stitching. What are you going to make it into? Di x

Nat at Made in Home said...

It looks amazing Annabella! Slow and beautiful is fine, right?

Canadian Abroad said...

Very gorgeous and very ambitious.

Sarah said...

It looks great and can be a good thing o challenge ourselves to spend a little more iMessage nod thought in some projects. Enjoy the slower pace.

Judith, Belfast said...

You have the patience of a saint! Stunning block! Jxo

Katy Cameron said...

Woohoo, looks great!

Kirsten said...

Love this block in these fabrics !

Heather said...

Wow - love this! Can't wait to see more.

Dianne Neale said...

Beautiful Annabella. I like having something slow to do - I like the familiarity of it over the months!

CJ said...

It's lovely. I really enjoy hand sewing, it's very relaxing. Hope you have a lovely weekend.

Flying Blind... said...

Oh lovely xxx

Cindy said...

It's beautiful! A great hand stitching project.

Fiona @ Poppy Makes said...

Oh wow! Its absolutely gorgeous! Can't wait to see more!

Issabella The Cat said...

Such a pretty block!

Quilting In The Cold said...

That is so so pretty!

Collette said...

this is gorgeous! lovely colours x

QuiltCandy said...

Oh wow this is just fantastic, I love it!

diane said...

this is fantastic and it does not look easy

A Quilter's Mission - Vicki said...

You are fast! It is absolutely lovely!!!

Leanne said...

I have that pattern and also set it aside. Maybe I should give it a try again, your block is lovely.

Jess @ The Elven Garden said...

It is beautiful! I really want to buy that pattern, it's just amazing. Your block has upped it from want to need ;o)

Sheila said...

Nice to have a slow project - think this will be something very beautiful.

Janine said...

This is a great block! I love circular blocks but I so far I've shied away from doing a whole quilt :)

Nicky said...

Love your hand piecing! Enjoy each little block and big breath R-e-l-a-x! Great to do by the swimming pool....though maybe not in it!

Indianna said...

Very yummy, nice and slow but will be well worth it in the end!

Ms. Becky said...

Hi Annabella, It's been awhile, thanks for stopping by and visiting me, I love that! I see you're still making beautiful works of art with your quilts. Hand-stitching? Amazing.
The other day I was carrying my sewing machine down the stairs and the latch opened - the machine went tumbling down the whole flight of stairs, demolished. I'm thinking that it was a blessing as that machine never gave me anything but headaches, and now I get to shop around for a better one. Any recommendations?
Happy week to you Annabella.