Yippeee. I feel like I slid in on the seat of my pants this afternoon. I think perhaps it’s time to celebrate. Yes folks, I did it. I finished the red and black Broken Dishes quilt. It has been longarm quilted, bound, labelled and it’s ready to be handed over to the Quilts for Comfort committee.
It’s only a small quilt so I spent the morning longarm quilting it. For this particular quilt I chose a quilting design called Plush design by Hermione Agee and lovely red thread. I used the Plush design last week on one of the Turning Twenty quilts I longarm quilted and it stitched out so well I thought I’d use it again.
I spent a couple of hours this afternoon hand finishing the binding while watching some mindless telly. It was quite relaxing actually. It was the perfect afternoon because I know that the coming week is going to be pretty busy again.
So now you know why I wanted to get the red and black Broken Dishes quilt made up quickly. I think Quilts for Comfort is a great cause. This morning I was digging around in my stash for boy prints; you know prints that don’t have pink flowers on them because the committee is in desperate need of boy quilts. So I have decided to start making blocks. When I have enough blocks put by I will join them together into a boys quilt. This kind of a challenge is a super fun way of stash busting. Before even starting up the longarm quilting system this morning I spent few minutes cutting 2-1/2” strips that I will piece into scrappy log cabin blocks for a boy’s quilt. So watch this space for news about this new challenge I have set myself. Feel free to join me in this worthwhile challenge if you wish.
This past week I longarm quilted four quilts including the red and black one. This coming week I’m not setting my quota as high. I’m hoping to get two done. I will start by loading Kerrie’s girly quilt tomorrow and giving it an all over quilting design called Splat on Tuesday if all goes well. Then I’ll move onto Eleanor’s insanity quilt. What will you be doing this week? Have you got a busy week ahead? This very happy longarm quilter is at her best when things are ticking over at a steady pace.
So for this evening, this very happy longarm quilter will be dragging the sketch pad out once again and designing something new. Whatever you decide to do this evening, I hope you bobbin doesn’t run out. Until you read me again,
Happy stitching. ♥ ♥