Yes the day has finally arrived. And everyone survived the first session. The first section of the mystery project was revealed this morning. It really was a ta-dah moment for me….
I’ve worked every hour I possibly could in designing and stitching the different sections of the Mystery Whimsical Applique & Stitchery Project for several weeks. Today I revealed just the first part. There are three other parts to come yet. I am now working on stitching the fourth part. Stitchin’ Heaven was the convivial setting for today’s class. Our next meeting is on September 19 and I’m really looking forward to seeing the progress my ladies will make. I’m so looking forward to joining the second section to the first…… This project was inspired by very simple shapes and easy techniques. Today we used freezer paper, we tested applique pins, we experienced fine hand applique stitching with 100wt thread and we learned how to keep the iron gunge free. I’d say we’ve had a very good day. Did I mention that Barbara brought some lovely freshly baked chocolate cupcakes? I didn’t have one but they looked delicious.
BARBARA AND SUSAN CONCENTRATING
LOOKING OVER SUE’S SHOULDER
CHRISTINE’S BEAUTIFUL PURPLES
KAREN WORKING HARD
I mentioned that we had been testing applique pins earlier today. I can report that I love applique pins. Until recently I just simply used regular straight pins to work on my hand applique projects but the shorter applique pins work much better. My dad always told me that it was worth investing in good tools. And because I do a fair bit of applique work, these shorter applique pins are definitely worth the investment.
And of course I didn’t escape without purchasing a wee bit of fabric. I bought these 4 fat quarters to make a table runner for my new look living room.
And I saw these two sweet fat quarters and I couldn’t leave without them. At first I thought I could make a baby quilt but I think these lovely cheerful prints would look nice in something I can use. I fancy turning these fabrics into a bucket bag, basket or a project drawstring bag. I may add a bit of purple or orange to keep it lively. So watch this space for a progress report.
So that was my day. What have you been doing today? Have you had a ta-dah moment today? So far this week has been really busy. And the quilt that’s currently loaded in my longarm quilting system is going to have to wait at least another day before I start quilting it. I had planned to work on it tomorrow but one or two things have cropped up over the past week or so that need taking care of. So tomorrow is going to be taken up with cropped up things. My longarm quilting list seems to have doubled over the last two weeks. I think everyone is really keen to get there quilts longarm quilted ready for different occasions including Christmas. I didn’t realise until yesterday that this is a bank holiday weekend. So I guess I will take advantage of the day off on Monday like millions of others. I fancy another morning walk on the beach. Perhaps I can squeeze a visit to the beach on Saturday morning. We’ll have to see if the weather permits.
So for this evening, this very happy longarm quilter will be possibly be working with freezer paper and applique pins again. I’m on a roll now….. I hope you enjoy whatever you decide to do this evening. Until you read me again,
Happy stitching. ♥ ♥