Hello my lovelies. I hope you’ve all had a superb day. I spent most of the day in my sewing room working on Helen’s fund raising quilt. I pledged to help with the fund raising by longarm quilting Helen’s Japanese quilt. Helen learned how to make this quilt at a class at The Quilters Cupboard a little while back. The quilt top got packed up when Helen moved house and it came out just in time to turn it into a proper quilt. Here’s a wee peek at the quilt …..
I’m sure some of you are wondering why Helen is trying to raise funds????? Well Helen’s granddaughter, Elishia, has been chosen as a party of 8 young people going to Borneo next summer for four weeks. While in Borneo the young people will be teaching small children and/or perhaps even building something useful. The expedition is self-funded hence the fund raising. This quilt will be on display at The Quilters Cupboard as soon as the binding has been added. If you’re interested in helping Elishia and her classmates, contact me and I will put you in touch with Helen.
I mentioned last week that we were heading south to Yarndale over the weekend. Well we did head down to Skipton to join the thousands of other wool loving crafty people. There was plenty to see and oodles of inspiration. So many people mulling around. I bought a few bits, mainly tools. The car park was miles away from the auction mart where the event took place. So we got plenty of exercise getting to and from the event. The wool walk was marked with crocheted bunting but look what lies under the bunting …..
Doesn’t that look a bit autumnal???? The trees outside my home are looking a little thinner on top. There’s only two days left in September and nature sure knows it!
So it’s been a pretty busy Monday in happy longarm quilter land. Once Helen’s quilt was done I loaded another king size quilt for longarm quilting tomorrow. It’s a busy time in my little world. With Christmas nearing the quilts are coming in fast a furious.
I’m going to leave you today with this quote from Pablo Picasso ~ Ah, good taste–What a dreadful thing! Taste is the enemy of creativeness.
So for this evening, this very happy longarm quilter will be doing some fine hand appliqué. I hope you have a super cosy evening doing something you thoroughly enjoy doing. Until you read me again,
Happy stitching. ♥ ♥