Hello my lovelies. I hope you all had a super day. The last few days have been pretty busy for me. I lost the plot at the end of last week by thinking that Friday was Saturday! And I haven’t been able to sort myself out ever since. Well anyone I slotted myself back in my regular routine today by longarm quilting Christine funky quilt. It’s a pretty big quilt so I spent all day in my sewing room with my longarm quilting system chugging away. I’m pleased to have been able to finish machining the binding on just before it was time to start prepping our evening meal. I feel quite tired but it’s a really good kind of tired in that I managed to finish everything I wanted to do today. Tomorrow I plan on doing everything at my favourite slow and measured pace once again.
Christine chose a quilting design called Cotton Puff by Vickie Malaski and a lovely fine turquoise thread. This quilt is so bright and cheerful that I couldn’t help but be a happy quilter today. Christine always makes sure that there’s more than enough backing fabric which eliminates any struggle or worry I might have. This is how the quilt looks now……
I’m planning on hand finishing the binding this evening or at least I’m going to get as much done as I can before bedtime.
As if that wasn’t enough excitement for one day, the postman rang the doorbell and handed my Sarah a squishy parcel this afternoon.
As you may have guessed this squishy parcel contains a whole lot of scraps which will be used to piece a quilt for Quilts for Comfort. Sheila from Ireland contacted me last week and asked if she could send us some scraps. My Sarah has decided that she will piece a quilt using the four patch units included in the parcel. Between the three of us we will produce a lovely girly quilt that will bring a young person comfort. I hope to bring you a progress report about this project sometime over the summer. Once Sarah has finished her final show for college I’m sure she’ll throw herself into this challenge.
Speaking of charity quilts, here’s a quilt top that Sarah pieced today. This one will be for a boy as there never seems to be enough boy’s quilts to go around.
This quilt top was die cut using a design called Take Five. There is one store bought printed fabric and the rest were all hand dyed by Sarah. The quilting will be done using my other longarm quilting system by Sarah. It seems the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree!
I’d like to remind you that it’s not too late to enter the Festival of Quilts ticket giveaway. Click Festival of Quilts Ticket Giveaway to be taken to the details of how to enter the draw. Thanks to everyone who has entered so far.
So it’s been a good productive day in happy longarm quilter land. For most of the day the sun was shining and you know how things work better when the sun is shining. The only interruption I had was from hubby who was trying to fix the doorbell. Seeing a quilt top turn into a proper quilt can be so exciting.
So for this evening, this very happy longarm quilter will be hand finishing the binding on today’s longarm quilting effort. I hope you have a super cosy evening doing something you really enjoy. Until you read me again,
Happy stitching. ♥ ♥