Hello my lovely friends. What’s up in your neck of the woods today? It’s been a lovely sunny day in happy longarm quilter land. And I spent all day in my sewing room longarm quilting a special project. You might remember I posted this photo a last week …..
Well today I finally got down to the nitty gritty task of longarm quilting this fab quilt. Here’s a little preview of how it looks now …..
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I’m really excited about this little collaboration. My lovely friend Carolyn and I decided eons ago to do a joint project and finally I’ve done most of what I set out to do. I’m hoping to get the binding done over the weekend. So far I’m really pleased with the result.
The quilting on our collaboration quilt is pretty simple; it’s a technique we longarm quilters call line dancing. I suppose you can say that this longarm quilter is doing a very happy line dance this evening after finishing this job. I finished piecing this quilt weeks ago but I kept putting off the quilting because I have been so busy with one thing and another. And when I finally got it loaded in my quilting system late last week I couldn’t decide how to quilt it. It’s only this morning when I finally turned the quilting system on and had a good look and think about it that I decided on a simple custom job. And because I have loads of backing fabric left over I will be able to have another Freemotion Quilting practice tomorrow. Now I have to decide what to Freemotion Quilt in the morning. It’s all working out quite nicely because I will be home waiting for a couple of rolls of wadding for my charity quilts to arrive tomorrow. I have been buying my wadding by the roll for a few years now and you wouldn’t believe how handy it is to have it readily available when I have a last minute project to quilt. The wadding was supposed to arrive today but once again I have been let down by a man in a white van!
A few weeks ago I prepared and started hand piecing a number of Nine Patch blocks……
This has been the perfect evening armchair project. All the Nine Patch blocks have been pieced and now I am working on adding the strips on two sides.
Here’s a layout diagram of what the quilt will resemble once the centre blocks are joined and the inner border has been added …..
Although this is a very simple quilt I’m quite impressed with the look of it. Once my quilt is finished I think I will start cutting squares from my scraps to repeat the process.
I got quite a lot done again today. Along with longarm quilting I made a start on a beading tutorial and I even did a spot of cooking. My front door should have been a revolving door as there were several parcels delivered but not the wadding that I was waiting for. Oh well tomorrow is another day.
So for this evening, this very happy longarm quilter will be hand piecing some blocks. I hope you have a super cosy evening doing something useful. Until you read me again,
Happy stitching. ♥ ♥