Hello my friends. Have you had a lovely Saturday? Well it’s been quiet in my little world today. And quiet is exactly what I needed. My body has been telling me to slow down these last few days. So that’s exactly what I plan on doing over the weekend.
Apart from running a few errands this morning I cooked a meal, did a load of wash and I longarm quilted another charity quilt. Have a look at number 2 quilt …..
This quilt, you may remember, I took one larger quilt and re-fashioned it into two. My lovely friend Anne gave me this quilt to be used for Quilts for Comfort in any way I wish and so this is what I did. Now I have two much needed male quilts.
As some of you might remember I was planning on going to yet another quilt show yesterday. The Scottish Quilt Championships was held at Ingliston in Scotland. The weather was superb making the journey in both directions rather good. Travelling on a Friday can be a little tricky but we had no problems. I’m glad I went as I saw some lovely quilts which filled me with inspiration. I have decided what I will be working on in 2015. I did not take any photos to share with you because I’m never sure of the rules. So you’ll just have to wait and see what projects I’ll be working on in the near future.
I did make a few purchases but nothing that was new and exciting. This is the bag I took to the show and I decided that I wasn’t going to leave until my bag was full. And that’s exactly what happened. Oh and by-the-way the artwork on this bag is by my wonderful creative friend Sandra.
My most important purchases have to be my books. I went with a small list of books and found three of the five but added a few others …..
My new books are going to help me in next year’s projects. I’m hoping to bring brighter more cheerful colours into my projects next year. The weather here in the UK can be rather bleak in the winter so colour is exactly what will help me make it thru the long winters.
As I mentioned earlier I saw some rather nice quilts of all shapes and sizes. The most interesting quilts for me were the smaller art quilts. I’ve made hundreds of large quilts over the twenty years since I started quilt making. So now I think it’s time to try something new. I’m going to go the art quilt route. I’m going to stand outside the ¼” seam allowance box and break all the rules. Does anyone care to join me? I’m going to have to make more time to play in my sewing room in order to break all the rules. I want to use my tweed and a variety of threads I have been collecting for the last few years. It’s going to be fun working with different materials in different way to which I have practiced for years.
It’s been an interesting weekend so far. I am pleased with the work I did on today longarm quilting effort. I hope to get it bound tomorrow. Apart from washing I’ve done nothing that appears on my weekend To-Do List! How shocking is that????? I will have to behave and do better tomorrow. We’ll see.
So for this evening, this very happy longarm quilted will be either hand piecing some Nine Patch blocks or knitting a scarf. I hope you have a super cosy evening doing something you really enjoy. Until you read me again,
Happy stitching. ♥ ♥