Hello my lovelies. I hope you’ve all had a great Friday. I have no doubt that you’re ready for a relaxing weekend. I’m teaching tomorrow so I plan on relaxing on Sunday. Watch this space.
I spent most of today in my sewing room working on Gail’s quilt. There are many ways of approaching custom longarm quilting but I always start by establishing the design …..
Once the border is sorted I move onto the body of the quilt. Gail’s quilt only has one border so that part was easy.
And once the motifs were stitched out …..
I filled in all around. Today’s fill was quite dense which makes the motifs pop. Gail provided a nice high loft poly wadding which gives the quilt lovely texture. I was once a poly wadding snob but nowadays I love the texture it gives our lovely quilts.
After writing instructions for hand quilting yesterday all I wanted to do last evening was sit quietly and do some hand quilting. So I worked on this little door banner. The little quilt was sandwiched, hooped and marked. So I sat and quilted the crosshatching design. I plan on quilting some circles in the checkerboard outer border.
For anyone who has been waiting for a report on the finger protection for the under finger while hand quilting. I can report that the best product so far are the sticky leather dots. I must admit that I find any finger protection awkward to work with but I am slowly getting used to it. When I started hand quilting years ago I found it quite difficult to get used to wearing a thimble on my right hand but I did get used to that. Nowadays I can’t sew without one.
So that’s my short and sweet report for today. I’m hoping to start planning another hand quilting project on Sunday. It’s sandwiched all I have to do it transfer the quilting design onto it. I’ll let you know how I get on.
So for this evening, this very happy longarm quilter will be doing some hand quilting and perhaps a little appliqué work. I hope you have a super cosy evening doing something you truly enjoy. Until you read me again,
Happy stitching. ♥ ♥