What’s been happening in your corner of the world? To be honest I wasn’t overly aware of what was going on here. I spent plenty of time in my sewing room longarm quilting and handing over finished quilts. I spent a little time digging around looking for fabric suitable for a young man’s quilt. I’m afraid I don’t have a great deal. I estimate I have enough for 3-4 men’s quilt compared to the amount of girly fabric I have. I won’t even try to estimate how many female quilts I could make from my stash!
So here’s what I have been longarm quilting today …..
This is a charity quilt which I hope is suitable for a young man. There is no pink and no flowers. I used a quilting design called City Windows by Apricot Moon and a rich sand colour thread. I love this quilt. I would love this design as a throw for my lounge. I still reckon that I prefer something simple which showcases fabrics as opposed to something more complicated.
So as I mentioned yesterday a Freemotion Quilting practice session was planned after finishing the charity quilt. And of course I made sure I could squeeze the practice session in as it was a treat but of course I started planning what I wanted to practice last evening by doodling in order to give my brain a preview of what I wanted to stitch. So let’s start by having a look at my doodles …..
Well my doodles are no great shakes but that doesn’t matter because this is how my actual Freemotion Quilting worked out …..
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I would say compared to the doodles the stitching looks pretty good. I really enjoyed this session. And because I’ve made quite a lot of time for Freemotion Quilting lately I am more relaxed and also more accepting of my work. There was a time when I didn’t appreciate what I was stitching but I have learned that I have to not give up just after starting a practice session. I need to carry on and when I have filled the whole piece of fabric the overall effect is super. We should all be more accepting of our work. After all it doesn’t have to be perfect. It just needs to be pleasing to our own eye. And I’m happy with what I stitched today. I can’t wait to join up all my practice pieces together. I’ve had so much fun working on my Freemotion Quilting over the last few months. For those of you who have just started reading and would like to know what longarm quilting system I use, it’s HandiQuilter Fusion 24”. When I do digital work I switch on my Intelliquilter.
So it’s been a pretty good day in my little world. My time spent in the sewing room was enjoyable. Where yesterday my Sarah had dental work done today my little Maisie dog had a visit to the doggy hospital for dental work! My Maisie is feeling a bit sorry for herself this evening but she’ll be right as rain by tomorrow morning.
So for this evening, this very happy longarm quilter will be hand finishing the binding on today’s longarm quilting effort. I hope you have a super cosy evening doing something useful. Until you read me again,
Happy stitching. ♥ ♥