Hello my lovelies. I hope you’ve all had a fab weekend. Mine was pretty good.
I kicked off the morning mooching about the garden dead heading the roses and watering my hanging baskets. I carried on with separating the wash and stripping my bed. I did lots of useful little jobs giving me a really good start for the week ahead.
Something else I did today is load a quilt into my longarm quilting system. This sampler was pieced by Jackie and it’s her very first quilt. The fabrics Jackie used are gorgeous and I’m sure that when it’s quilted she will cherish it for many years to come.
While the washing machine was whirring around and around I decided to use my time in a creative way. So I did some prep work to create a few hexagons. These hexies are part of my Sweethearts Dozen Quilt project. I sat quietly tracing and cutting fabric hexies and then sewing the fabric shapes around the paper shapes. There are only 31 hexies with ¾” sides so it took no time to prep them. I laid them all out to see what colour should go where and took a photo. Next comes the fun part; joining them all together to form a specific shape.
Have you noticed that everything that is controlled by a microchip beeps? I’m sure I’ve written about this before. In my house it seems that every appliance beeps when it starts and finishes and sometimes in between. Just as an example: my microwave oven beeps when we programme it and when it ends, my dishwasher and washing machine beep, my oven beeps, my phone beeps when a text or email arrives, my printer beeps when it runs out of paper and my sewing machine beeps for all kinds of different reasons. Every time I hear a beep I wonder what it is! Nothing is quiet anymore. Today I’ve had the washing machine, dishwasher, microwave oven, printer and phone going. All helping me to get ready for the week to come. We’re off to a beeping start.
It’s been a good weekend in happy longarm quilter land. Especially today because I worked and mooched around at a slow and measured pace. And somehow I got loads done.
So for this evening, this very happy longarm quilter will be joining 31 hexies together to form a heart. I hope you have a super cosy evening doing something you really enjoy. Until you read me again,
Happy stitching. ♥ ♥