Hello my lovelies. Happy Thanksgiving to all my American readers. I hope you’re having a super day with your loved ones. My day has been lovely and quiet. I stepped out for a little bit this morning to run an errand. I didn’t stay out very long because it’s been dark and rather wet pretty much all day. I didn’t do any longarm quilting today. Instead I got ready for tomorrow and once that was done I went on to cutting some card template for an English Paper Piecing project. This is a personal project so I can tell you about it.
I started by picking a design. And then went on to decide how big my templates should be. I chose 2-1/2” hexagons and 2-1/2” triangles which just happen to fit perfectly. I’m not a mathematician but this was easy enough to figure out. Over the years I have used the Incompetech website for free templates. Once again I visited Incompetech for templates and managed to find exactly what I needed. So I printed and traced templates and spent some time cutting them out …..
Then it was time to choose some fabric. Have I ever told you that I have a problem with removing the ribbon from pre-cut fabric collections such as Jelly Rolls and Fat Quarter Collections …..
I decided that it was time for me to start making a dent in my Independence Trail collection. So after psyching myself out I finally pulled the ribbon …..
And I picked four fat quarters to get me started. I pressed the fat quarters and cut some strips …..
And from the strips I traced the templates and cut them up into hexagons and triangles. And by the end of the afternoon I was at this point …..
I really enjoyed planning and getting started on this project today. And I hope to bring you little snippets of my progress over the next few days. Eventually this project should turn into a bag. I don’t need another bag but I love the make bags. Perhaps it will turn into a gift for someone but if it looks really good I might even keep it for myself!
It’s been a great day in happy longarm quilter land. It’s been quiet enabling me to work at a slow and measured pace while enjoying every minute. I’m all set for tomorrow’s Christmas Surprise class at Stitchin’ Heaven. I believe I have one more Christmas class to teach before we knock off until the New Year. And the two classes I’ve done so far have both been different but great fun because of the festive feel. I’m planning my next feet up day on Sunday. Feet up days are great for stirring the creative juices. Time spent relaxing brings great inspiration. I think when your brain isn’t full of everything you need to do the ideas come easily. I’ll be sure to sharpen my pencil and have my notebook at hand ready to take lot of notes.
So for this evening, this very happy longarm quilter will be working on today’s EPP project. I hope you have a cosy evening doing something you really enjoy. Until you read me again,
Happy stitching. ♥ ♥