Hello my lovelies. I hope you’ve all had a super day. It’s Thursday which means the work week is almost over. We’ve had another scorcher of a day here in my little corner of the northeast of England.
There hasn’t been any sewing going on in happy longarm quilter land today. I stepped out this morning hunting and gathering fabric to make new curtains for my bathroom. Yahoo! I found just the thing at a really good price. I love a bargain. So I will be making simple curtains next week. And even more exciting is that my new flooring will be fitted at the end of next week. I don’t want to count my chickens yet though.
I posted about purchasing a selection of Anni Downs fabric yesterday. Well I took a photo today …..
I have another collection of Anni Downs fabric which I can add this to when I’m ready to cut it up. The first cut is the deepest! It’s going to make a jolly nice throw.
Yesterday, once I got Dora’s quilt loaded I gave myself permission to play. I gave my sewing machine a little cleaning including changing the needle, I lowered my feed dogs and I stitched to my heart’s content. I started by stitching out a few words …..
And then I filled in all around without a care in the world …..
I really enjoyed my little Freemotion Quilting session. It seems such a long time since I last did any Freemotion Quilting using my DSM.
This afternoon I dragged out my sketchbook and favourite pencil to draw something for a new challenge. I’m planning a simple block. My block will contain a caterpillar. Recently someone asked me how I design my blocks, whether I use computer software, shapes or a steady hand. Well I don’t use computer software. I use a number of shapes, rulers and a semi steady hand. I’m not an artist so I stick to simple drawings which I know I can turn into appliqué shapes quite easily. Now I need to dip into my scraps to find a variety of fabrics suitable for a caterpillar. I’ll be back with a progress report and more info on this challenge project.
It’s been an interesting day in my little world. I got a little retail therapy when I bought my curtain fabric. I got the chance to draw a caterpillar. And if the weather doesn’t turn wet I think we’ll drag the barbeque out for our evening meal. It seems tomorrow will be a bit cooler and so I hope to be able to do some longarm quilting in the morning.
So for this evening, this very happy longarm quilter will be doing some caterpillar prep work. I hope you have a super cosy evening doing something you really enjoy. Until you read me again,
Happy stitching. ♥ ♥