Well it’s been another one of those busy days. We had another beginner’s session this morning. My ladies were extra lively; spring must be in the air. They seem to be full of enthusiasm and ready to get on with the upcoming sampler quilt. We discussed how to go about selecting fabrics for their quilts and different techniques they will be using to make said quilt. So the ladies went off clutching the instructions for the first block of their sampler quilt. I wonder how many will get one with it and how many will wait until the next session to get started. Either way works for me.
Before Christmas I showed my beginners how to make Japanese Folded Patchwork blocks. And as a sample, to show them exactly what you could make with these blocks, I pieced this bag……
Well a couple of my ladies really liked this bag so here is one bag in progress that Anne is working on at the moment. I’m really pleased to see that my ladies have the good sense to ask questions, take the info away and make projects in their own time. It makes our sessions well worthwhile.
I spent a couple of hours in my Freemotion Quilting room because I really wanted to Finish it Up. Yes folks….. drumroll…… I have finished Freemotion Quilting my Dresden Circle project. I completed quilting the last border and attached the binding. I’m really pleased with my quilt. I love the way the applique patches pop in the dense quilting. I have liked the Dresden Plate because for a simple to piece block it looks much more complicated than it is. I feel the need to start another Dresden Plate project but first I’ll have to finish my happy dance……..
I came home to find that the postman pushed this magazine thru my door this morning. I get mostly all my magazine from The Contented Cat. They have a very selection so if you’re looking for a craft magazine that’s quite difficult to find on the newsagents shelves try The Contented Cat. Anyway this issue of Primitive Quilts is packed full of super projects; one of which is a hexagon quilt in a star shape design. What a great way to Use up Your Scraps! Now if we could just add one extra hour to each day I would be able to try everything interesting that I come across every week.
So I’m afraid I didn’t have much to tell you today. It looks like it’s going to be another busy week for this happy crafter. Today was really good. My beginners were really frisky; there was a real buzz in the air. I wonder what the rest of the week has to offer.
So for this evening, this very happy longarm quilter will be hand finish the binding on today finish. Whatever you may be working on this evening, I hope you feel as pleased with your efforts are I do. Until your read me again,