Hello my lovely readers. It’s been a super day in my little world. I stepped out this morning to meet with a couple of like-minded ladies. We drank coffee and ate delicious treats and solved all the problems of the world. When I left early this morning the sun was shining so brightly that I was over heating in the car. Later this afternoon threatening clouds came out to play. So I decided to hide in my sewing room for the rest of the day. I needed to work on something that I could start and complete before it was time to make my supper. So I chose to add a few extra stitches to Linda’s bright and cheerful I Spy type quilt. I fell in love with this quilt because there are so many different prints that draw your eye around the quilt. I did a simple freehand meander all over in a blue thread that matches the backing fabric. After having worked on this quilt I’m quite tempted to add an I Spy quilt to my To-Do List. It would be a great way of using up my scraps. I love the simplicity of this quilt. Once again less is more.
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I will be out and about tomorrow but I plan on doing some more longarm quilting on Thursday. And this is the quilt I plan to work on.
This one was pieced by Rachel and I believe it’s a disappearing nine patch. I quite like this quilt as well. Have you ever made a disappearing nine patch? Once again it’s a great way to use up your scraps or even a great stash busting project. Rachel has chosen an interesting quilting design for this quilt and I look forward to working on it most of the day on Thursday.
I have been rather busy of late. And there are times that I feel like an ostrich, burying my head in the sand. So subsequently I have no idea what’s going on in the big busy world of patchwork and quilting. I subscribe to a few magazines and read several blogs but I feel like I’m missing out on something. So I’m hoping to spend a few hours investigating all those latest trends. I would like to see what everyone is using templates on here in the UK. I have my eyes on some templates that are designed by Meredithe Clark in Australia. So if anyone knows of a stockist in the UK please share your info with me. Isn’t it funny how everything vintage is coming back; we started making blocks using templates and moved onto the rotary cutting system and now we’re going back to templates. Only the templates we can purchase today are so much nicer than the cardboard templates we used way back in the beginning.
Well it’s been a pretty long day for me. I got up really early and left the house much sooner than I needed because I was worried about the traffic. A lot of the roads in and around the northeast of England are being worked on. I hate being late. I hate letting anyone down.
So for this evening, the very happy longarm quilter will be hand piecing/joining some blocks rows of hand pieced blocks. I hope you have a super cosy evening doing something relaxing. Until you read me again,
Happy stitching. ♥ ♥