It’s that time of year again. You know the time when you realise that there’s a load of things you need to do before the year finishes. Well I’ve got a lot of things I want to do before the end of the year. My list of Gentle Goals for 2014 has been fulfilled but I have raised the bar by adding a few more things just recently. I’m still yearning to try a few new-to-me techniques. I have tried a few new things over the year but I feel I need to try so many more. The problem is that the days aren’t long enough to do everything I want to do in one day.
I spent most of my day in my sewing room. I kicked off the day with longarm quilting Rebecca’s quilt. This is what it looks like now …..
Rebecca chose some simple swirls which I feel really suits this Storm at Sea quilt. The swirls stitched out using a nice fine white thread adds texture and brings the quilt to life. I have machined the binding on and will hand finish the job this evening.
I went on to load another quilt into my longarm quilting system late this afternoon. This Chisel Star quilt top was pieced by Helen. She started the job a couple of years ago and set it aside for a while before putting the finishing touches to the top recently. Now it’s up to me to turn this quilt top into a proper quilt. This is a very large quilt top and I can understand why Helen decided to have it quilted professionally. Helen trusts me enough that she just hands over a quilt top and says just do whatever you think will look good. So I have chosen a quilting design and thread colour. I hope to get started on Thursday.
I’m stepping out tomorrow. I will be visiting the Paediatric Oncology and Teenage Cancer Unit at the Royal Victory Infirmary here in Newcastle. This visit is all tied in with the good work that’s being done by the charity Quilts for Comfort. I’m quite passionate about this, my favourite charity. I think this visit will help be keep focussed on the common goal.
Well it’s been a super day in my world. I got quite a lot accomplished which gives me permission to step out tomorrow morning. Thursday I will be spending the day in my sewing room longarm quilting Helen’s Chisel Star quilt. I look forward to being able to say that the job is complete.
So for this evening, this very happy longarm quilter will be hand finishing the binding on Rebecca’s quilt. I hope you have a super cosy evening doing something you really enjoy. Until you read me again,
Happy stitching. ♥ ♥