It’s been a whirlwind kind of day. I just don’t know where the hours have gone….. I worked really hard to get myself caught up and back on my little track. Well I managed but I don’t know how. The doorbell and the phone interrupted me several times but I wasn’t going to let that stop me from getting things done.
I took my Sarah to the door this morning to see her off to college and immediately after clicked go on my longarm quilting system to work on my Film at Five Quilt. I carried on working until it was done. I machined the binding onto the front and made a label for the back. For today’s longarm quilting I used a quilting design called Swirls 2 designed by Vickie Malaski and a pale rust colour thread. I’m really pleased with this quilt. Thanks again to Wedding Dress Blue for posting the tutorial and also posting a photo of the black version of the quilt. I plan on making this quilt again in a paler version. It’s a great way to Use up Your Scraps.
Most of you already know that this quilt is for Quilts for Comfort. I hope to hand finish the binding, label it and hand it over by Friday so it can be given to a teenage boy that needs a bit of comfort. I still have some scraps leftover from this quilt because I cut more squares and strips than I needed so I will make some more blocks which I will set aside and when I have enough blocks I will piece them together and make another quilt.
I finally started working on Eleanor’s quilt. Eleanor’s quilt is a real labour of love. Eleanor started EPP these hexagons over two years ago and it still wasn’t quite big enough yet. So I added some solid borders and I will longarm quilt it sometime over the next few days. These hexagons are ½” in size. That’s a bit too small for comfort for this happy longarm quilter. The smallest I’ve ever worked on is ¾”.
So it’s been a busy day. I overcame the interruptions and got on with the tasks I wanted to do. Sheer determination kept me going. I hope things are a little quieter tomorrow.
So for this evening, this very happy longarm quilter will be hand finishing the binding on a quilt. Whatever you decide to do this evening, I hope it’s something relaxing. Until you read me again,
Happy stitching. ♥ ♥