Hello my lovelies. I hope you’ve all had a super day. It’s been dark and dreary in my little world. I as expecting a very special delivery coming all the way from Essex today, but at 3pm I all but gave up on anything arriving. My day wasn’t a total washout because while I waited I worked on Sue’s beautiful Whimsy quilt. I studied it over the weekend so I could make a plan of action regarding how to quilt the borders. So I did a little bit of this …..
And then I moved to the centre blocks to do them a little bit different …..
Over the last few months I have done several custom quilting jobs and I am still convinced that simple is best and less is more. So once again I tried to keep the quilting simple so that it complements the quilt top. I look forward to seeing the finished result of this quilt because I have another one very similar to do sometime soon.
I taught a couple of beginners/mixed classes over the weekend. A couple of my students brought in some projects that they have been working on. The first is Lyn’s beautiful French General quilt as you go table topper. Lyn is doing a wonderful job of this quilt. I love the way the back looks as good as the front. Well done Lyn.
This second project is based on one of my designs called One Row at a Time and it was pieced by Liz. Once Liz finished piecing all the rows she used a Quilt as You Go method for quilting it and joining everything together. Doesn’t this quilt look fabulous. Well done to Liz.
I’ve met some very interesting ladies during my time teaching at Stitchin’ Heaven. There were times when I was truly surrounded by inspiration. Inspiration spurs the imagination and help the creative juices flow. I have only a few more classes to teach between now and Christmas. I’m going to try to glean as much inspiration as I can for the duration.
Since I started composing today’s post I have received communication about my special delivery. It turns out that there have been complications beyond control and my special delivery will be arriving tomorrow morning. It seems that there’s more than on road from Essex to my little corner of the northeast of England. I’m so pleased that I decided to carry on working in my sewing room for most of the day. Otherwise I would have had a wasted a whole day waiting.
So for this evening, this very happy longarm quilter will be working on some clamshells. I hope you have a super cosy evening doing something you truly love doing. Until you read me again,
Happy stitching. ♥ ♥