Hello my lovelies. I hope you’ve all had a great day. It’s been pretty busy in my little world. My Sarah and I ran errands at my favourite slow and measured pace. I’m pleased with my accomplishments.
It’s been another sunny day in happy longarm quilter land. I’m sure plenty of other areas in my little corner of the northeast of England got lovely sunshine too.
So let’s start with a little hand quilting progress …..
Last evening I wanted to do something that would relax me after a busy day operating my longarm quilting system. So I chose this long term hand quilting project. I started this little crib size wholecloth hand quilting project at least two years ago and I pull it out now and again. This is the perfect armchair project while watching listening to some mindless TV show. I chose wool wadding and silk thread which is working really well for me. I’m looking forward to finishing this project just to see what it will look like.
I spent some time working on a new project today. It’s a sample for a class which I will be teaching in a few of weeks. I designed it ages ago but have only had the time and energy to piece it today. The most difficult part of this project was choosing the fabric. Once the fabric was chosen, and I must mention that I consulted my Sarah regarding what fabrics to use, I did a bit of rotary cutting …..
Then I traced some leaf shapes onto Bondaweb and ironed it on to the background fabric using my wee sheet of greaseproof paper. I use greaseproof paper on top of my quilt top to protect my iron from the gunge that might squeeze out and could possibly make a mess of my iron. A roll of greaseproof paper only cost pennies and eliminates having to clean the iron …..
Once all the shapes were ironed in place I set to and blanket stitched the leaves permanently in place on my quilt top…..
All that’s left is to add the outer borders. The project looks a bit flat at the moment but once I add some machine quilting it will look fab. This is a simple project suitable for beginners and intermediates alike. I will reveal more of this project soon.
Have you ever wanted to learn how to do Foundation Paper Piecing? Well your chance to learn is coming up again on Tuesday August 25th. If you would like to take part in the class or for more info please phone Stitchin’ Heaven on 01665 570 833. This is what we aim to make on the day …..
So it’s been a brilliant day in my little quiet world today. I’m thrilled to have been able to step into my sewing room to start piecing my Leaf Table Runner. And I enjoyed spending the morning with my Sarah running errands. Tomorrow I will be doing another stint in my sewing room. My sewing room needs a good tidy. So perhaps I can spend an hour tidying.
So for this evening, this very happy longarm quilter will be doing some hand quilting while watching some TV. I hope you have a super cosy evening doing something enjoyable. Until you read me again,
Happy stitching. ♥ ♥