Do you remember the “A” is for Applique challenge and the current theme the birds and the bees? Well I haven’t forgotten. Sandra of The Crafts House has finished her block and it looks lovely. Sandra is turning her blocks into a fabric art journal. This month’s particular block has everything in it. What a clever lady; there’s paper and fabric applique, machine stitching, paint, stamping and inking all on a canvas background. This is mixed-media at it’s best. Feast your eyes on this ….
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It’s Sunday. Sundays are usually quiet in happy longarm quilter land. Well today was no different. We all decided to step out for a bit. My Sarah and I headed up the Hill to The Crafts House for a spot of decorative painting and hubby was popping up to the steam engine track to chat with the old boys from the club. Well hubby changed his mind when he saw what the weather was like but Sarah and I are tough old birds and we battled our way thru heavy showers. We had two brilliant hours of chat and painting. Sarah worked on her art portfolio and I did some doodling and practiced using my Inktense pencils. I’ve had them for ages but I haven’t got the knack of using them yet. So I thought I would have a little quiet go while I was chatting.
Before we stepped out this morning I disappeared into my sewing room and played with my Film at Five quilt top. I cut black strips to start working on the sashing. I didn’t get very far however I did get one strip joined and it looks like this at the moment. I hope to get it pieced this week so I can get it quilted next weekend and hand it over to the Quilts for Comfort committee as soon as possible. I can’t wait to see the final result. It’s a simple quilt to make and I’m enjoying using up my scraps.
I’m crossing my fingers that everything works in my favour this coming week. I have been working hard to catch up the longarm quilting before the work starts on the house. I plan on only working on my own stuff during the messy time. If I’m really lucky the mess will be kept to a minimum. So the wind down has started for this quilter. I look forward to working on my new designs and finishing up existing UFOs. Although I’m not sure how far I will get …….
Before I sign off I would like to thank all the ladies who posted a comment regarding pre-washing fabric before using it. So far it seems more of us do NOT pre-wash our fabrics before we cut it up and sew it back together again than those who do pre-wash. I don’t happen to pre-wash my fabrics.
So I guess that’s my report and that’s my weekend over. It was a relatively quiet one. It was the perfect weekend for catching my breath.
So for this evening, this very happy longarm quilter will be doing a daily doodle and them some fine hand applique stitching. Whatever you decide to do this evening, I hope you’re sheltered from any heavy rain showers. Until you read me again,
Happy stitching. ♥ ♥