Hello my lovelies. How is everyone today? I’m very pleased to say that I’ve had another productive day. I spent most of the day in my sewing room longarm quilting Ada’s quilt …..
Ada chose a quilting design called Hall of Mirrors by Apricot Moon and a nice fine cream thread. This quilt started as a kit which I rotary cut for Ada a couple of years ago. Ada patiently pieced the whole quilt top by hand. This is a true labour of love. And I’m sure this quilt will be well loved for many years to come.
I managed to squeeze in a little prep work this afternoon. I cut these eight flowers for my appliqué quilt. It’s starting to shape up nicely now and I can’t wait to get stuck into the fine hand appliqué work.
I’ve learned something about myself over the last year or so. And that something is that quite often we’re a lot more capable than we think. I have loads of books and patterns yet I most often design my projects from scratch. I’m not quite sure why but I prefer to do my own thing. I like to make it up as I go along. I have a reasonable stash of fabric, oodles of good tools to work with and a sewing room that’s always ready to use at my disposal. Every now and again I disappear into my sewing room for a short sharp sewing fix. And it’s during those wee sewing sessions that I produce the best little projects which I end up taking further. Having a good ole play in the sewing room is good for my soul. And stepping out of the ¼” seam allowance box makes me feel very creative. I spent many years learning all the rules and now all I want to do is break them!
I will be spending Friday and Saturday with my beginner’s sampler quilt ladies. Friday I will be teaching a new project to some of my beginners because they have finished their samplers. So last week I put the finishing touches on my One Row at a Time info booklets. Once all the general info and instructions were composed I had great fun working out how to put the whole thing together. I felt I needed to change my booklet a little bit this year and so I did.
So it’s been a pretty good day in happy longarm quilter land. While I was in my sewing room I didn’t have to listen to any election stuff. For those of you who do not already know, there will be a general election in the UK in about three weeks. So as you can imagine everything everywhere is about the elections. I’ll be glad when it’s over.
So for this evening, this very happy longarm quilter will either be doing some appliqué work or possibly some hexie work. I hope you have a super cosy evening doing something you really enjoy. Until you read me again,
Happy stitching. ♥ ♥