Hello my lovely readers. I thought I’d pop in with a quick report this evening. My challenge isn’t finished yet though. I still have a long road ahead of me to complete what I need to complete.
The past week has been so very busy for this happy longarm quilter. I attended two volunteer events, I longarm quilted a large quilt and I taught two beginners classes as well as working on a rather large challenge. There were times when I didn’t know if I was coming or going. Looking at my diary for the coming week it looks like things will be a little quieter letting me catch up with the rest of the world.
Last week I longarm quilted Joan’s quilt which is a Turning Twenty. Joan pieced her Turning Twenty using a variety of Japanese prints. Joan chose a quilting design called Exquisite by Hermione Agee of Lorien Quilting and I stitched it out using a Sahara beige thread that blends in beautifully. Joan has made this quilt for her daughter. I’m sure this lovely quilt will be cherished for many years to come.
I spent Friday and Saturday teaching my beginner’s sampler quilt class. And as usual my ladies were in great spirits and very enthusiastic to get on with their work. I must show you a little gift I received from one of my ladies. Sue quite often gives me a beach hut related gift. It’s so lovely to be remembered. Anyone who knows me knows how much I love beach huts. This lovely tin is especially pretty. It looks like a soft water colour painting …..
So because I like this little tin so much I decided that I want to use it for something useful; something that I will be able to handle and use every day. So I made this little cushion …..
which I will insert inside the pretty little beach hut tin and this will enable me to use it as a pin keeper. I have boxes for different projects which include mini sewing kits so another pin keeper will be very useful. Thank you so much for the lovely tin, Sue.
I spent today doing mundane household chores but I did get to spend a little time in my sewing room working on one of my own projects. I went back to Mr. Chillingsworth …..
and worked on spacer blocks. Sarah asked for some star blocks so I chose this variable star …..
and for the smaller spacer blocks …..
I chose these smaller Churn Dash blocks. I didn’t realise until today but the Churn Dash block must be one of my favourites because I use it quite often. I’ll need at least four more spacer blocks and I have decided that an Uneven Nine Patch will be perfect. Have you noticed that I stuck to simple blocks? And although the blocks are simple I think it will still be an interesting quilt. I really don’t have a lot of time or energy at the moment so simple is good. As usual less is more.
I spent most of this afternoon composing pattern instructions for a collaboration project with my friend Carolyn. The actual sample is finished and looks fantastic. And trust me I can’t wait to reveal it but I have to be patient and wait until everything is ready to go.
So I can confirm that everything is fine in happy longarm quilter land. It’s been a veritable hive of activity. Sometimes life is just like that. I’m looking forward to quiet relaxing evening watching Downton Abbey and working on my armchair project.
So for this evening, this very happy longarm quilter will be doing some stitchery work. I hope you have a super cosy evening doing something relaxing in readiness for a busy week ahead. Until you read me again,
Happy stitching. ♥ ♥