Hello my lovelies. I hope you’ve all had a fab day. We’ve had a lovely bright day spurring me on to get loads done.
I stepped out this morning to deliver a finished quilt and have a wee meeting with one of my colleagues. Our meetings generally consist of making plans, finding solutions to problems and drinking much coffee. And sometimes we eat chocolate too.
Look what I spied in my front garden this morning …..
I was dressed tidy ready to go out when I spotted this little pile of leaves otherwise I would have played in those lovely brightly coloured leaves. Never mind I will have to play with them soon enough when it’s time to rake them up to dispose of them. I love autumn.
So let’s move on to yesterday’s longarm quilting effort. I worked on Veronica’s lovely Sweet William quilt yesterday. Veronica chose to have an all over quilting design to hold the three layers of her quilt together.
Veronica chose a design called Undulate by Denise Schillinger and I stitched it out using a nice fine cream thread that just sits quietly on the appliqué patches.
The all over stitching gives the quilt some texture but doesn’t detract from the lovely appliqué patches. I’m quite impressed with Veronica’s quilt. And I’m quite sure she will be pleasantly surprised when she sees her quilt up close and in person.
When I got home from my outing this afternoon I went on to doing some e-shopping for some supplies that are needed for an upcoming challenge. I tried to make a couple of phone calls without success; I guess everyone was out this afternoon. So before it was time to make out evening meals I decided to have a little play again. Yes you read correctly, I gave myself permission to play again …..
Sometimes it’s the simplest things that look good. I am developing a technique that I do not know very much about. I have seen it done with on paper and wood and I was curious how it would work on fabric. So a few days ago I fished out a special foot, I believe it’s called a beading foot, for my sewing machine which I purchased some time ago with this type of work in mind. And finally, during my last permission to play time and today’s play time, I got to play with said foot. I’m really quite excited about using this foot. Here’s the foot …..
It’s got a groove cut into the bottom of it making it quite simple to couch different fibres for embellishing. I have wanted to try Textile Art and I think I’m actually doing it! Textile Art is on my Bucket List of things I wanted to try while my Sarah is off on her university adventure. The good news is that I will base my Inchies and Postcards class on this play time experiment.
So it’s been a great day as far as accomplishments go. I managed to do more than I anticipated I would get done. And I got to play as well.
So for this evening, this very happy longarm quilter will be doing some more embellishing. I hope you have a super cosy evening doing something on your Bucket List. Until you read me again,
Happy stitching. ♥ ♥