Hello my lovelies. I hope you’ve all had a fab day. It’s been a good productive day my little world. I spent loads of time in my sewing room. First I worked on this lovely cheerful and funky quilt. It’s perfect for what it is intended for. This quilt was pieced by a group of ladies who hang out at High Street Quilting for Quilts for Comfort. The end result is a young boy’s quilt. I love the bright cheerful colours of the fabric. This morning I decided that the quilting design should provide texture. Any other design would be lost on this already busy quilt. I chose a nice fine steel grey thread and a quilting design called Simple Texture by Celine Spader. I think this quilt worked out quite nicely. It’s amazing what happens when a bunch of people work together.
After finishing the longarm quilting I went on to do a few other tasks. At the top of my To-Do List was to tidy my sewing room. Well I started at one end and then moved to another corner and everywhere I looked I found fabric! And while I was gathering fabric and making piles I decided that I have a serious addiction. Somehow I seem to have amassed more fabric than one small country should be allowed to have! I didn’t realise I had so much. I must have imagined that there would be a worldwide shortage of patchwork fabric. So I acted upon that thought as often as I could. So I gave up on the sorting and tidying until I can work out how to store my fabric while still being able to see what I’ve got when it’s time to start a new project.
I have been searching for new challenges for 2016. As well as finishing up a few UFOs, I plan on working on projects that include techniques that are outside my comfort zone. So I ordered this book …..
It’s got some lovely quilts in it. In fact, this is the second book I have ordered by Jenny Pedigo and Helen Robinson. All the quilts in both books are based on curved piecing. You will need a Quick Curve Ruler (QCR), which I have already purchased but not used, to piece the beautiful quilts in the One Wonderful Curve book. The instructions are clear and the photography is brilliant because you can actually see how the quilts have been machine quilted. So that makes it doubly interesting for me. So I have added curved piecing to my Gentle Goals 2016. Probably the most difficult part of this project will be choosing the fabric!
So it’s been an interesting day. Apart from walking the dog I didn’t set foot outside the house. Tomorrow I have an appointment in the morning and a trip to the train station to collect my Sarah as she breaks up for the festive season today. Roll on Christmas! Only 14 sleeps to go.
So for this evening, this very happy longarm quilter will be doing some appliqué prep work. I hope you have a super cosy evening doing some that makes you happy. Until you read me again,
Happy stitching. ♥ ♥