Hello my lovelies. I hope you’ve all had a bright day full of inspiration. Here, in my little of the northeast of England, the sun was shining which helped spur my on to get thru quite a lot of work. I stepped in my sewing room first thing this morning to longarm quilt the wee yellow quilt which I pieced over the weekend and loaded into my longarm quilting system yesterday. Last evening, I pondered how to quilt this wee quilt top. Custom job or all over stitching job ….. here is the job in progress ….
After winding a couple of bobbins of white thread I stood in front of quilt top in the frame and made the final decision to treat it with a custom job. I decided that a simple custom job would give it a bit of texture which would in turn give it some interest. The most difficult part is deciding what to stitch where. Once the design is established it’s easy to carry on until all areas of the quilt top are covered in some kind of design.
I went on to make the binding and then machined it onto the front of the quilt. I prefer to hand finish the binding onto the back of the quilt. I know lots of you prefer to machine both sides of the binding but I’m an old fashioned girl who enjoys the hand sewing.
Nowadays I try to machine the outer edges of my label at the same time as I machine the binding on. And I like to add a pocket label which can either be left open or tacked closed. The pocket would be a great place to add a secret message.
It’s been really good day in happy longarm quilter land. Working on my wee fresh yellow quilt was the perfect project to work on in the sunshine. I will be spending part of tomorrow Christmas shopping. Because of the Christmas adverts that are being been broadcast during my evening TV shows the Christmas spirit is creeping up on me! So I feel the need to head out to purchase a few gifts. I’m even hoping for a white Christmas.
I would like to thank everyone who sent suggestions regarding Jeanette’s request, which I posted yesterday, regarding where to find Campervan fabric for her son-in-law’s quilt. If anyone wants to add anymore suggestions, I’ll hold off sending Jeanette a reply for a few days.
So for this evening, this very happy longarm quilter will be hand finishing the binding on my wee quilt. I hope you have a super cosy evening doing something that makes you happy. Until you read me again,
Happy stitching. ♥ ♥