Hello my lovelies. I hope you’ve all had a super day. Mine has been wonderfully quiet. I spent quite a lot of time with my Sarah doing something and nothing. Sarah eventually stepped out and then the real work started. No sooner did she back out of the drive that I dragged out this little lot …..
I started working on Mr. Chillingsworth at least two years ago. Mr. Chillingsworth was intended to be a quilt for Sarah to take away to university. Well as you can tell I never got it finished. I guess better late than never????
So I found the border spacer blocks …..
And the border space scraps to fill in the holes between the blocks …..
And I found the backing and binding fabric …..
So now I’m ready to join everything together and turn these bits into a quilt top. And once that’s done I will load it all into my longarm quilting system and turn it into a proper quilt. I’m going to shop for a spooky type of all-over quilting design. Once the quilt is finished Sarah will be able to take it to her accommodation and it will keep her warm and cosy all winter long. I know she’ll love it once it’s all done. I’m so pleased to have found all the bits to make it up. So watch this space.
It seems lately that I have been drawn to curvy block based projects like this clamshell project which I have recently dragged out while tidying up before putting Christmas decks up …..
And this project, the Moody Blues Quilt, which I found in a book called One Wonderful Curve recently …..
I have always felt that curved piecing is daunting, not difficult just daunting. I know it can be pieced using a sewing machine but I feel it’s not as neat and tidy as when you piece it by pinning, using lots and lots of pins, and hand sewing. Somehow hand piecing is mostly always more accurate. I’ve proven that to myself time and time again. Is there any special technique you find easier to piece by hand? Or do you do everything by machine successfully? Perhaps you like hand sewing more than using the sewing machine?
So I guess that’s a few more projects added to my To-Do List. I’m quite looking forward to getting started. Making a dent in my stash will be fun. So tomorrow I will get started on Mr. Chillingsworth and the rest will have to wait until after Christmas.
So for this evening, this very happy longarm quilter will be working on clamshells. I hope you have a super cosy evening doing something festive. Until you read me again,
Happy stitching. ♥ ♥