It’s Monday and like all Mondays it’s been a pretty busy one. Monday seems to be the catch up day for me. All the things I didn’t do on the weekend get done on Monday. I started early with a trip to the post office depot to collect a parcel that the postman attempted to deliver on Saturday. Don’t get too excited about me receiving a parcel because it was something for my hubby.
I spent quite a lot of time in my sewing room today. I was longarm quilting a charity quilt. Here are a couple of progress photos …..
I finished the longarm quilting and I managed to machine the binding on. It will be handed over to someone else to finish hand sewing the binding to the back. It’s a lovely cheerful quilt. The blocks were pieced by different ladies who don’t even know each other; isn’t it amazing that one quilt can have so many contributors and still look superb when it’s finished. Somehow it all gels together.
While I was still busy in my sewing room my little Maisie dog came in to let me know that there was someone at the door. It was the postman ….. he brought this squishy parcel …..
This time the parcel was for me. You’ll have to wait to see what was in the squishy parcel because I just didn’t have time to take photos today. All I can say is that it is something I really wanted.
Once the excitement of being greeted by the postman with a lovely parcel and having finished longarm quilting the charity quilt, I went on to play by doing some Freemotion Quilting. Don’t forget you can click on the photos to zoom in.
I’ve done quite a lot of Freemotion Quilting practice over the last few weeks. Well that’s because I’m usually working on other people’s quilts and as they provide the backing I can’t really practice on their fabric. However since I have mainly been doing charity quilts over the last few weeks, for which I provide the backing and wadding from my own personal stash, I can practice to my heart’s content. I have noticed a few things during my practice sessions. A) The more you practice the more relaxed you are about it. B) The more you practice the better your shapes are. C) The more you practice the more fun you have. I look forward to having another practice session. I think what I will do is make a plan of what I would like to stitch out and that way I can be practicing designs that I really want to perfect. My dream is making a Freemotion Quilting wholecloth quilt sampler which will show a whole lot of different quilting designs. At the moment I have several different shaped pieces of Freemotion Quilting work that I can join together using the Quilt as You Go method which I think will look cool. And if I’m really clever I will make the sashing scrappy style by using scraps from my stash.
Well it’s been a very satisfying day in my little world. I will be away from my quilting system tomorrow because it’s the Quilts for Comfort monthly volunteer day. I will be surrounded by like-minded ladies who are willing to help with our quest to bring comfort. My job for tomorrow is to talk about and demo hand quilting. I know a whole lot of ladies who really enjoy piecing blocks and quilt tops but don’t enjoy the quilting part. Unfortunately a quilt is not a quilt until it is quilted. And in order to hold the three layers of a quilt together some kind of quilting has to be performed. It should be an interesting day.
So for this evening, this very happy longarm quilter will be hand piecing a couple of blocks which were started last evening. I hope you have a super cosy evening doing something that makes you very happy. Until you read me again,
Happy stitching. ♥ ♥