Hello everyone. It’s been a brilliant sunshiny Wednesday in happy longarm quilter land. There were a few tasks on my To-Do List for today. And I can quite happily report that I got everything done and more. The last item on my list was …. have fun. So I did.
I tidied my sewing room. The mess was really getting to me. Once the tidying was done I loaded a quilt into my longarm quilting system. I hope to start quilting first thing tomorrow morning. I hope to bring you a progress report tomorrow.
The postman brought something for me today …..
This book, The 1718 Coverlet by Susan Briscoe, was released a few days ago. I read a nice review about it and decided I needed to get this book. I have a small selection of historical quilting books and I thought this one would make a great addition to my collection. You never know, I may decide to replicate this quilt with a modern twist.
It’s not very often that I don’t pick up needle and thread or flash up one of my sewing machines on any given day; well I’m happy to report that my have fun part of the day was spent exploring a quilt as you go log cabin technique. So I psyched myself out and pulled the ribbon on this Jelly Roll.
Have I told you that I have hard time cracking open a Jelly Roll? Well I do. So I got really brave and did the necessary …..
And this is what I ended up with at the end of the afternoon …..
This technique is so easy and such great fun. I love the texture the quilting produces. I haven’t decided what I’m going to turn these blocks into yet but I am aiming for something useful that I can use as often as I can. For ease I decided to crack open a Jelly Roll but I think this would work equally as well with scraps or fat quarters. I’m super impressed with how quickly and just how easy it is to get super results.
I received another parcel from America today. I laughed when I saw the description of the content on the customs declaration form …..
I’ll be back tomorrow with a little peek at what was in the parcel.
It’s been a lovely day in my world. I’m still riding in the slow lane enjoying the scenery; I don’t care if everyone is overtaking me at the moment. Tomorrow I plan on doing a bit of longarm quilting and then return to my quilt as you go log cabin work.
So for this evening, this very happy longarm quilter will be doing some hand piecing and perhaps some stitchery work. I hope you have a super cosy evening doing something you thoroughly enjoy. Until you read me again,
Happy stitching. ♥ ♥