Hello my lovelies. It’s back into the groove Monday. Have you had a good day? It’s been a pretty busy day in my little world but I didn’t get any sewing done whatsoever! I kicked off the day with a trip to the supermarket to stock up on healthy food. Pretty boring I know but it’s a must. The pounds have been creeping up and I’m going to do something about it.
I went on to planning meals, tidying up, sending emails and various other mundane things. Now that all that is out of the way I can start fresh tomorrow morning. I have a few bits and pieces that need to finish before I start longarm quilting next week.
Although it’s been a No-Sew Monday so far however I do have some progress to show you. Do you remember the Japanese Folded blocks that I started working on over the Christmas holidays? Well the blocks are now finished and joined together. This is now a bag but it still needs its’ handles. I’m still considering what kind of handles to add. I have some nice leather handles put by but I thought perhaps it would be better to make fabric handles as I still have load of fabric leftover. So that’s my dilemma at the moment.
Another bit of progress is this …..
This very simple project will be a table runner eventually. It still needs a border but once I finish piecing it I will layer it up and machine quilt it using my domestic sewing machine. This is a class sample for a class I will be teaching soon. I love the girly fabrics I used for this project.
And my last bit of progress is this simple hand quilting which I started a couple of days ago. The quilting design is very simple because I have decided to promote hand quilting this year. If this sample was for me I would have added a lot more quilting but I would like everyone to see that hand quilting doesn’t have to be complicated to be nice. The message today is keep it simple and have a little go at hand quilting. Hand quilting is lovely quiet relaxing occupation. It’s right up there with working on hexies.
So that’s what I’ve been up to these last few days. Unfortunately I haven’t managed to complete anything but I’m definitely getting somewhere and having fun while I’m doing it. My friend Katrina was so hoping to get some sewing done over the Christmas holidays but she didn’t get the chance until nearer the New Year. So here are a few photos of the progress Katrina has made on her Christmas quilt …..
Well Katrina I think your fabrics are gorgeous. This quilt is going to make a lot of people feel festive next Christmas. Well done girl. Your effort will inspire others to get on with some of their Christmas projects. Thanks for sharing with us Katrina.
So far it’s been a pretty good day in happy longarm quilter land. I’m looking forward to hopefully finishing something tomorrow. Will it be adding handles to a bag or adding borders to a table runner. Who knows? I’ll just have to see which way the wind is blowing in the morning and make a decision then.
So for this evening, this very happy longarm quilter will be working on some hexies and perhaps doing a wee bit of planning. I hope you have a super cosy evening doing something relaxing. Until you read me again,
Happy stitching. ♥ ♥