Well it’s Sunday evening. We’ve said goodbye to one week and we’re almost starting another. It’s been a pretty busy weekend for me. I spent all day Friday and Saturday working with my beginner sampler quilt ladies …..
I was so busy on Friday that my camera never even came out of my bag. Saturday was much more relaxed. My goodness we had some laughs.
When I look at the photo I took all you can see is the concentration but believe me there was much laughter. I’m quite pleased that my classes are relaxed. I feel it’s a really good atmosphere to learn in. I couldn’t imagine spending a whole day sewing and not having a good chat and a few laughs. Quilt making seems to have grown in popularity over the last few years. Wherever I go I get asked no end of questions about the gentle art of quilt making. And quite often I convert the odd curious person that thinks she cannot piece quilt blocks to have a go. As I have said many times before, it’s up to old timers like me to keep the wonderful gentle art of quilt making alive. I wish I could enlist more young people to have a go.
I have to share some newly arrived at Stitchin’ Heaven fabric goodness. I really want some of this Lexington by Minnick & Simpson for Moda …..
And some of this Autumn Lily by Blackbird Designs for Moda ….
However at the moment I’m trying to find some fabric suitable for boys. I am working on a challenge of making several boys quilts along with a number of other ladies for my charity for which the deadline will arrive sooner than I would like. I do have a plan though. My friend Anne donated a rather large quilt top a few months ago which I was planning on turning into two single quilts when I had a few hours to spare. Well the time has arrived for me to do my thing. So I pulled the quilt top out and after a planning session with my Sarah we worked out exactly how go about it. So I spent a couple of hours unpicking this …..
All the unpicking is done now and tomorrow I will sew it all back together in a different order making two quilts. I hope to bring you a progress report at the time of longarm quilting soon. So that’s two quilts ticked off the list so far. Challenges are fun especially when the plan of action works. I’m determined to make this work.
Weekends go by so quickly. My Sarah and I stepped out this morning to have a couple of hours of crafting time with my creative friend Sandra. It was lovely to sit quietly painting pretty little Christmas themed birds. I’m sorry I didn’t take photos of my birds because they’re not finished yet. I did enjoy doing something that wasn’t sewing related. It was a relaxing time away from my sewing room. Tomorrow it’s back to longarm quilting related tasks and various other things.
So for this evening, this very happy longarm quilter will be hand piecing one or two Nine Patch blocks. I hope you have a super cosy evening doing something you really enjoy. Until you read me again,
Happy stitching. ♥ ♥