Well I knew it would arrive eventually. I have been feeling a little under the weather. I’m hoping that whatever bug I am suffering from passes quickly. So anything I have planned for today and tomorrow has been rescheduled until later in the week. I have been sitting quietly mostly all day willing myself to feel better. You have no idea how much I hate sitting around during the day. However, I did disappear into the sewing room to play with some strips of fabric. While visiting another blog yesterday I found a quilt design that I can I can make to Use up Your Scraps. I would like to thank the ladies of Craft Hill Fabric Artisans for the inspirations. The ladies have posted photos of a quilt called Hidden Well. So after a little research on the internet I have found a couple of tutorials which gives instructions on how it works. You will find the instructions here and here. And here is a sneak peek at the few blocks I pieced using this idea.
It’s very simple to make and looks great. I’m considering making a bag using this block and I’m hoping to use fat quarters to piece it. I think these blocks would make great table placemats or even a table runner. How exciting!
One issue that has arisen from making lots of scrappy quilt tops this month; I seem to be creating lots of UFOs. So I think February is going to be Finish it Off month for this happy quilter. I wonder how many others will be doing the same. I have stacks of UFOs leftover from a few years back. So it’s time that I concentrate on finishing things off. Let me know if you’re going to Finish it Off next month.
I finally finished the centre of my Scrappy Trip Around the World. I have really enjoyed working on this scrappy project. I have added the inner border and I plan on adding another border but I haven’t decided if it’s going to be a pieced border or a plain border yet. Here’s a peek at my Scrappy Trip so far.
I read many many blogs. Sometime in the last couple of weeks I came across a post on Frayed at the Edge regarding a hand quilting blog, Tim Latimer. If you’re interested in hand quilting and would like to see how beautiful his work is do visit Tim’s blog. I mainly machine quilt nowadays but some years ago I only hand quilted my quilts. And now that I have a longarm quilting system and several other machines for sit down machine quilting I very rarely hand quilt. It’s a shame.
Last evening I worked on my Lilly Pilly project a little more. I think for the most part I have tacked down all but a few fill in leaves to the background. There are a few places where I plan on adding a little bit more but for now I think I’ll get on with the fine hand stitching using 100wt thread that will secure the patches to the Scrappy Log Cabin background. This part is going to take some time and I must admit that I really love to sit with this type of work in the evening. It’s a lovely quiet occupation that’s perfect for doing while watching the telly. Here’s a progress photo.
So for this evening, this under the weather but very happy longarm quilter will be working on Lilly Pilly. Whatever you may be doing this evening, I hope you’re healthy and very happy. Until your read me again,
Happy stitching. ♥ ♥