I plan on hitting the ground running next week. I have a waiting list of longarm quilting so that will be my first priority but I will also make time for my own projects. I have already finished a project that is listed on my To-Do List. The Louisa quilt has been longarm quilted and I already started hand finishing the binding. Next step is to attach the label. I’m hoping for more finishes like this one in 2012. Here is a sneak peek at the quilt front and back.
I read many, many blogs pretty much every day and I found a link for this one this morning. There are loads of little template patterns that might be useful. It looks like a really fun blog. It’s colourful and cheerful. http://allsorts.typepad.com/allsorts
I’m trying something new out while hand finishing the binding on this latest quilt. They’re Clover clips. They just arrived today, just in time for tonight’s job. I’ll let you know if I like them. They certainly look nice and they’re not hard to use.
It’s been an interesting day. I spent some time in the sewing room playing with the longarm quilting system. While I was working I was listening to an audio book by Kathy Reichs called Deadly Decisions. The telly series Bones is based on this series of novels and the main character is a forensic anthropologist. Try saying that three times. This particular story is set in and around Montreal which as most of you know, is where I was born and spent the first 34 years of my life. I’m thoroughly enjoying this story because so many familiar landmarks and places were named.
So for this evening, this ambitious happy longarm quilter will be working on hand finishing the binding on today’s freshly longarm quilted project. Whatever you may be doing this evening, I hope you will be able to tick something off your To-Do List like me. Until you read me again,
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Does anyone know what normal is? Well normal for me is longarm quilting my quota of quilt tops every week. I shutdown last week after squeezing in one of my own quilts which was the flag quilt. We have been enjoying the quilt every since I attached the label to it. So today I decided to load another of my own quilts in the frame. It’s only been sitting in storage for three years. It’s the Louisa by Terry Clothier Thompson for Moda Fabrics. Even the binding is cut ready to be used. I will be putting my name down on the longarm quilting waiting list so I can be sure to finish some of my own quilts this year. I feel the need to finish my projects in order to make room for the new. So I guess you can say that I have well and truly started working on my published To-Do List after all.
I plan on longarm quilting or free motion quilting all my outstanding tops in my stash in 2012. So if you have quilt tops stored in cupboards or drawers this is the year to get those jobs finished. The small ones can be free motion quilted using your domestic sewing machine. And the bigger ones can be either hand or longarm quilted and turned into heirlooms. I can’t wait to get stuck into finishing my quilts.
As you have read in previous posts, I have started a new adventure with Punch Needle Rug Hooking. My hubby has organised everything I need to get on with the task apart from the woollen fabrics which I will felt up and cut into strips to work into rugs. So this morning I hit the Red Cross Charity Shop and just happen to find two garments, one was a lady’s winter coat and the other a pair of men’s trousers that I think might be fit for purpose. I came home and researched the best way to approach the task. As far as I understand you simply put the garments in a hot wash and hot tumble dry. The garments are in the dryer at the moment so I can’t say for sure if I was successful. So if I’m successful with this batch I will hit the charity shops again for woollens in a variety of colours. I just realised that I can also use the woollens for primitive appliqué which I just love. I’m really looking forward to going further with these new techniques. I would love to hear from anyone who has gone thru the woolly phase. I’m especially interested in suggestions about where to purchase woollens old and new.
So for this evening, this ambitious happy longarm quilter will be looking thru a batch of new magazines collected from the news agent this morning. Whatever you may be doing, I hope you manage to tick a few things from your own To-Do List. Until you read me again,
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