I’m delighted to be a guest blogger for slowstitching.com. Here is my post about the Nelson Quilt, silent film inspiration and not rushing to finish.
A Slow Stitching Journey of 3,200 Paper-Pieced Squares Commemorate a British War Hero, Helps Define Research, and the Consequences of Rushing to Finish
As a hand quilter by preference, it is inevitable that I sew slowly. One of my quilts can take over a year to complete if it is particularly complex. The thrills of the quick make and the speedy finish are not for me. I have mountains of fabric I cannot possibly get through, unfinished quilts come in and out of favour, my sewing machines lie idle. And that is the way I like it. The Slow Stitching Movement is, therefore, a movement for me!
It is just as well that I don’t mind being particularly quick to finish quilts. Just under a year ago, I started on my most ambitious project to date – a quilted representation of the British Naval hero Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson…
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