Hello my lovelies. I hope you’ve all had a brilliant day. It’s been a pretty productive one for me. I did a bit more tidying up which I have to admit has interfered with my sewing time. However a few of my projects have progressed a little further. In fact I have a finish to show you today.
Let’s start with my Cathedral Window cushion. I joined up all the components of the envelope back and this is how the cushion looks now that the job is done …..
I’m really pleased with this simple project. It’s a long time since I originally learned to make Cathedral Window blocks so I was pleasantly surprised when I set to and the centre blocks, which I approached step-by-step, were complete much quicker than I thought they would. So that’s another one that I can add to my Let’s Finish it Up 2015 list.
Have you got a favourite sewing tool? You know, one that isn’t really a tool but works really well for something it wasn’t meant for. Well I have used a quilt marking pencil which never worked very well for marking but once the lead snapped off I started using it to push corners out after pulling cushion covers and such thru to the right side. Well today my trusty pencil broke in half. It will still be useful only now the handle isn’t as long for getting into tight spaces. Do you have a tool that isn’t really a tool? If you do, let me in on the secret.
Once the cushion cover was finished on went on to prepare another project. I completed the piecing part of my Connect the Dots quilting sample. Today I studied the quilt top and decided exactly where and how to put the quilting by recording it on a blank outline on paper. My goal is to show how simple machine quilting can look really good.
And last but not least, I prepped a label to add to my latest quilt. I keep the process simple because although I think it’s rather important to label our quilts I don’t have time to make complicated ones.
So there, that’s what I’ve been up to today. Apart from running one quick errand this morning I haven’t set foot across the threshold today. At the moment it’s blowing a hooley outside. And it doesn’t look like there will be any improvement any time soon. I guess we had better batten down the hatches and settle in for the duration.
So for this evening, this very happy longarm quilter will be securing a label to the back of a quilt and perhaps doing some hexie work. I hope you have a super cosy evening doing something relaxing. Until you read me again,
Happy stitching. ♥ ♥