Many times on the weekend, I have a sleepless morning.
I wake around 4 am and can’t seem to get back to sleep until 7 or 8am!
Often, this poses the question:
What can I do at 4 am and not disturb my family’s sleep?
Hand quilting, writing, and praying come to mind.
I think I do some of all three on weekends!
This weekend, I’m working on the quilt you see above,
putting in careful hand stitching in diagonal lines,
which will create an x in each block.
It isn’t particularly difficult work,
as I’ve chosen a large pattern with no curves.
Hand quilting has a softness to it that I just love.
I enjoy a good machine quilted quilt, don’t get me wrong.
But sometimes, you need the slowness, softness,
and general realness of a hand quilting project.
It certainly fits the 4 am parameters! =}
Happy Sewing to you!