Hello my lovelies. I hope you’ve all had a super Wednesday. Not only are we halfway thru the work week but tomorrow is the last day of April! Goodness me time flies.
I have had a lovely day. I kicked things off first thing by loading Karen’s Hedgehog quilt into my longarm quilting system.
This lap size quilt is even better up close and in person. It’s bright and cheerful and the little girl who will be receiving this soon is ever so lucky. You’ve probably already guessed that this will not be an all over quilting job. I have been dreaming about what custom quilting I will be adding to this quilt. There will be a lot of meandering which will make the hedgehogs and frames pop. And I want to quilt the borders with something a wee bit different and perhaps funky. I’m looking forward to getting started in the morning.
After loading Karen’s quilt in my quilting system I dragged out the spiral binder to bind the info packs I will be handing out at Stitchin’ Heaven for Saturday’s class. Have you noticed that I have inserted a little chocolate for my ladies to enjoy? I’m looking forward to teaching my new Whimsy.
And joining some together to make up the different components that this project requires …..
This will eventually be a satchel bag. The log cabin blocks were pieced using the foundation method. Foundation piecing is so accurate and generally makes the project look crisp and square.
I has been beavering away in the background on a hand appliqué project which will be used to demonstrate how to select designs for hand quilting and such. Well you’ve seen all the patches tacked in place and I am slowly securing all the patches in place.
I reckon two more evening sessions and I should have everything secured and ready to layer up the quilt. Then the fun starts. I will soon be able to choose designs and transfer them to the quilt top which in turn will be stitched bringing the quilt to life. I love the texture that hand quilted stitches add to a project. My favourite wadding for hand quilting is 100% wool but as it’s a little pricey my second choice is an 80/20 blend. When this project is finished I am planning on using it as a table topper.
Well I’ve had a pretty good day in my little corner of the northeast of England. I stepped out to hit the shops to purchase a gift and I also did lots of quilt related tasks. Not to mention a few loads of washing. Tomorrow I’m going to get up early and start stitching Karen’s quilt. I’ve set aside two days to get this one finished.
So for this evening, this very happy longarm quilter will be doing some fine hand appliqué. I hope you have a super cosy evening doing something that makes you happy. Until you read me again,
Happy stitching. ♥ ♥