Hello my lovelies. I hope you’ve all kept warm today. It’s been rather cold in my little corner of the northeast of England today. The sun was shining brightly but the gusting wind was pegging the temperature down. I was glad to be able to spend the day in my sheltered sewing room keeping warm while working on Sue’s quilt …..
This is another rather large quilt. In fact it’s the widest measurement I can load in my longarm quilting system. Sue selected a quilting design called A Little Bit This by Barbara Becker. And I stitched it out using a neutral coloured thread. I believe this quilt will be gifted to Sue’s daughter who lives in Portugal. It’s really nice knowing that some of the quilts I work end up in homes all around the world.
So I have no other sewing to report on today. I hope to have a finish to post about soon. At the moment I’m trying to work out how to hand quilt my Oval Dresden Plate Table Runner. And my Elongated Hexagon Bag needs handles. I have several other projects at the design on paper stage at the moment. I’m really having fun designing and bringing my projects to fruition. I wonder what tomorrow will bring.
So for this evening, this very happy longarm quilter will be doing some hand piecing. I hope you have a super cosy evening doing something you really enjoy. Until you read me again,
Happy stitching. ♥ ♥
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Hello my lovelies. I hope you all had a fab weekend. As usual my weekend was rather busy. I spent my Saturday with a few like-minded ladies learning the Connect the Dots way of Freemotion Quilting.
We had a fab day discussing Freemotion Quilting, pieced quilts and recent current events. We fondled fabric, drank coffee and generally had a lovely day.
Yesterday, which was Sunday, I worked on putting the finishing touches on my Elongated Hexagon Bag design. And I actually made a sample. No I’m not ready to show you the sample. It’s such a fun bag that I need to keep it to myself for a few more days. I can say that I used fusible wadding for this project which was the perfect choice.
I enjoyed working on this project so much that I decided to start making another one today. I didn’t get very far because I spent most of the day working on Eileen’s quilt.
I believe Eileen used up some of her scraps to make this quilt. It’s a simple block but it’s so effective. It’s a great stash buster block. Eileen left the choice of quilting designs up to me. So I chose Moonflower by Keryn Emmerson. I think the recipient of this quilt will cherish it for many years to come.
I forgot to post the autumn block, the last main block of my Four Season Button Club Whimsy Appliqué & Stitchery quilt project last week. So here it is …..
I’m hoping to get a good clear and still day so I can get some good snaps of the whole quilt. Today was clear and bright but it was blowing a hooley again.
I have another Semi Circle Strippy Bag finish to show you this evening. Marion took my class a couple of weeks ago and brought in the finished article on Saturday. Well done Marion, your bag looks great …..
It’s been a really good productive day in my little world. I thoroughly enjoyed working on Eileen’s quilt. I managed to load the next quilt into my longarm quilting system. And I’m so pleased to have been able to do some prep work on another Elongated Hexagon Bag. Tomorrow is going to be another pretty busy day with a couple of appointments and longarm quilting. I’ll let you know how it all works out for me.
So for this evening, this very happy longarm quilter will be doing some more work on the second Elongated Hexagon Bag. Yay! I hope you have a super cosy evening doing something that makes you happy enough to cheer. Until you read me again,
Happy stitching. ♥ ♥
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Hello my lovelies. Happy Friday. I hope you’ve all had a great sunny day. Spring is around the corner and we’ll soon be able to get out and about without wearing so many layers to keep us warm.
I had a really early start. I woke up just before 5am and couldn’t get back to sleep because I was trying to decide what fabric to use on a project I designed last evening. Finally at 5:10am I was heading downstairs to make a cup of tea and to look in my fabric bins to make a real decision about fabric. I must admit that for once it didn’t take long as I chose from a collection of Fat Quarters from Moda called Le Bouquet Français by French General. By 6am most of my patches were cut out and ready to sew together. I made one really good circle/oval …..
If you’re wondering how you can make really good circles and ovals click here or you can access my How-To section at the top of this page.
And the really good oval goes on this …..
And once I finished with the Dresden I moved onto making a couple checkerboard type strips …..
All in all I reckon it was worth getting up early to get a head start on this new project this morning. It’s been a busy day with appointments, a trip to the supermarket and of course there were several loads of washing with my name on them! Tomorrow is the first session of my Connect the Dots class at Stitchin’ Heaven. And I know we’re going to have a great time doing what we do best during my sessions. I hope to be able to take some photos during the day. I printed and bound all the hand-outs and I made sure that I have enough chocolate to go around. I have made a list of everything I need to pack in the morning. I’m as ready as I’ll ever be. It’s been another really good day in my little world. It’s always a really good day when I’m creating.
So for this evening, this very happy longarm quilter will be working on recording today’s project on my EQ7 patchwork software. I hope you have a super cosy evening doing something you really enjoy. Until you read me again,
Happy stitching. ♥ ♥
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Hello my lovelies. I hope you’ve all had a good and productive day. As always mine has been busy busy busy.
I kicked off my day in the sewing room rather early and I carried on until 3 o’clock when I realised that I was hungry. I was so involved in longarm quilting that I lost track of time! I never skip lunch if I can help it. I spent the day working on Susan’s quilt. This is what it looks like now …..
Susan’s quilt is in the category titled “one of the biggest quilts I’ve ever quilted”.
My HandiQuilter has stitched miles of thread today but it was worth it to see just how nice this quilts looks. I love its’ simplicity and Susan did such a good job pressing all the seams that it just loaded itself into my longarm quilting system. Even after all the years that I have been longarm quilting it still amazes me to see how different a quilt top looks once it has been quilted. After all, it is the quilting that makes the quilt.
So it’s been a pretty good day in my little world. Apart from walking my little Maisie dog first thing this morning I didn’t step out at all. I hope to visit the supermarket to top up the fridge and cupboards for the weekend. And if I’m lucky I might do some prep work on some new projects.
So for this evening, this very happy longarm quilter will be making booklets for Connect the Dots. I hope you have a super cosy evening doing something that makes you happy. Until you read me again,
Happy stitching. ♥ ♥
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Hello my lovelies. I hope you’ve all had a good productive day. Mine has been filled with busyness. I kicked off my day early in my sewing room. I worked on Edith’s quilt …..
Edith chose a quilting design called Cloud Nine by Patricia Ritter. And I stitched out the design with a lovely fine Delphinium coloured thread which matches beautifully with all the blue fabrics chosen by Edith. I’m sure Edith will cherish this quilt for many years to come.
In between appointments and such I loaded the next quilt into my longarm quilting system …..
This ginormous quilt was pieced by Susan and when I say it’s ginormous I mean it. Susan has decided on a quilting design called Easy Street by Lisa Calle. There are some lovely interesting fabric prints which draw your eye around this quilt. I can’t wait to start the longarm quilting to see just how lovely it will be.
The sun was shining brightly here this morning. The sunshine always spurs me on to get things done. So I suppose that’s why I got one quilt longarm quilted and another one loaded into my system. I received some sunny daffodils from one of my beginner sampler students on Saturday. Even if the sun wasn’t shining these sunny daffs made my room feel warm and cheerful.
And now I get to reveal another one of my Four Season Button Club Whimsical Applique & Stitchery quilt blocks. This one is the spring block …..
This Whimsical quilt is still hanging on my design and I still smile every time I catch a glimpse of it. I’m itching to start designing another Whimsy but I have a few things to finish up first.
It’s been a great day in my little world. Keeping busy is good for the soul and goodness knows I have been pretty busy lately. My next task for today is composing instructions for my One Row at a Time Quilt project …..
So for this evening, this very happy longarm quilter will be composing instructions and perhaps doing a little hexie work. I hope you have a super cosy evening doing something that makes you happy. Until you read me again,
Happy stitching. ♥ ♥
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