I’m back and firing on almost all cylinders. This past week has been a whirlwind of busyness. I had loads of appointments recorded in my diary and things just seemed to multiply without any help from me!
I’m very pleased to tell you that the challenge I started working my way thru a couple of weeks ago has now been completed. Thank goodness for that. I would hate to let anyone down.
Yesterday we took a trip down to Leeds to visit the Leeds College of Art with my Sarah. I think we were all very impressed with what we saw. With each passing day Operation Taking Flight is becoming even more real. Leeds is only approximately 125 miles from our home and there’s every chance that I could visit my talented artistic Sarah often.
Today is Sunday but it didn’t turn out to be the relaxing day that I envisioned. I started the day by pressing several metres of fabric which in turn got cut into chisel shapes …..
Once I cut some almost 300 chisels I started piecing them into blocks which look like this …..
And eventually I ended up with this strip …..
I will need to piece three more strips like this one to make the quilt that I’ve got in mind. There are no flowers in these fabrics which will make this quilt very male friendly. I enjoyed playing with chisel shapes today. I’ve made several of these Chisel Star quilts over the years.
Something else I did today was load Pauline’s lovely sampler quilt. Once again Pauline has used one of my favourite colour scheme. Pauline has chosen Rose Garden by Apricot Moon as a quilting design. I think I’m going to enjoy working on this quilt sometime over the next day or two.
Once that was done I moved onto preparing four Uneven Nine Patch blocks …..
These four blocks will be used as spacer blocks in my Mr. Chillingsworth quilt. Once these blocks are finished I’ll be able to get down to the nitty gritty and join everything up and finally get a better idea what Mr. Chillingsworth is going to look like. It’s getting exciting now. So close and yet so far.
It’s been a rewarding weekend. All kinds of positive things have happened over the last two days. After looking at my diary and my work list I see that this coming week is going to be a bit busy again. Nowadays I think slowly and steady, one thing at a time, is the secret to success.
So for this evening, this very happy longarm quilter will be hand piecing a couple of Uneven Nine Patch blocks. I hope you have a super cosy evening doing something interesting. Until you read me again,
Happy stitching. ♥ ♥