Hello my quilty friends. Have you been busy today? I’ve kept myself pretty busy as per usual. I headed out first thing to fuel up the car and run a few errands. I need to take a run north to Stitchin’ Heaven first thing tomorrow morning so it was important that the car was fuelled up and ready to go. While I was out I popped into the supermarket to top up on food and I popped into M&S for some warm cosy clothes to keep me going over the winter months. I didn’t buy much but what I did buy will help keep me comfortable when the days grow cold and damp.
Once I got home and even before I had some lunch I headed into my sewing room to start longarm quilting another charity quilt. This one was pieced by Jenny who is partially sighted. I still can’t believe that Jenny makes at least one quilt a month! So for this one I chose a design called Cloud Nine by Patricia Ritter and a Delphinium colour thread. The quilt looks fantastic and I’m sure it will be well loved by the recipient. I plan on finding some fabric to use for binding over the weekend.
Once again I had backing fabric, wadding and a little time leftover so I decided to have another little Freemotion Quilting session. I selected a scrappy shaped piece of fabric that my Sarah hand dyed last week and went to town on it. I have no idea what I’m going to do with this practice piece yet. I do know that I really enjoyed my little practice session.
I was kind of in a hurry to move onto another task while I was Freemotion Quilting. I wanted to go back to my quilt as you go log cabin blocks. And I did. I pieced another four blocks bringing the grand total so far to ten blocks. I squared them off ready to jump to the next step when I have pieced as many blocks as I wish. I think I will probably make a bag of some sort. I like the fabric collection I’m using so something that I can use regularly will do just fine. This new technique is giving me permission to design something unusual.
I left you in suspense yesterday. I told you that I received a parcel but I didn’t post a photo of what was in the box ….
Blossom Bliss by Clothworks
Sewing Box by Gina Martin for Moda
I need more fabric like I need a hole in my head but I needed these. Honest I did. I think it’s about time I start using the fabrics I have been hoarding away for the past year. I love all my fabric at the time of purchase then I put it away because I just don’t seem to have the time to cut it up and sew it back together. Well I’m going to make some changes so that I can spend some time working on my own projects.
So for this evening, this very happy longarm quilter will be hand piecing some blocks. I hope you have a super cosy evening doing some that makes you happy. Until you read me again,
Happy stitching. ♥ ♥