Hello my lovelies. Have you all had a good productive day??? While the skies have been dark and dreary I have been keeping busy indoors. I decided to get my longarm loaded with a quilt …..
I had loads of quilt tops to choose from but my Clamshells top won this time. I started by choosing some fabric from my stash for the backing. The fabric needed to be joined because my quilt top is wider and longer than 44”. After joining the fabric, I was ready to start loading the quilt into my longarm frame. I auditioned a few different colours of thread and decided on one that matches the spotty border. And I think I’m going to stitch the Baptist Fan quilting design on this quilt. Although I may change my mind before I click go.
Once my Clamshell quilt was loaded I decided that I should probably load a charity quilt into my Jackie the Juki longarm system up in the loft. So I reached into the charity quilt top bag and pulled this one out …..
It will be a perfect quilt for a boy because there isn’t one flower amongst those blue fabric prints. I’ll give it an all over freemotion design that isn’t frilly to keep with the blue is for boys theme. I didn’t even have to worry about thread colour because the perfect shade of blue was already threaded on the machine! I must state that I did not piece this top myself, I’m only doing the quilting. Sometime over the next few days I will work on both these quilt tops. I look forward to seeing how they will look once quilted.
Last evening was spent doing some more on my Kantha style quilting project. Here’s a little peek at the progress I made last evening …..
I have ordered a book on Kantha Quilting just to compare what I have done and what I could be doing that might make it more interesting. Also the book contains a short history about the technique. So I look forward to receiving it sometime in the next few days.
In order to work on my Kantha style project I have set aside my hexagon work. I’m on the last and final border now. I still have over five hundred hexagons to add to this quilt but I am getting there. And I’m determined that 2016 is the year that I will finish this lovely quilt. I’m sure I started this project at least five years ago. Better late than never.
BTW – you might think that my hexagons are different colours, well they’re not. It’s just the card templates that are different colours making the fabric look higgledy piggledy colours. I cut my own templates using a Sizzix machine and cardstock from my stash.
It’s been a pretty good day in my little world. I played in my sewing room and in the loft. I got plenty of exercise going up and down the stairs getting from the main floor right up to the top of the house. I even spent some time internet shopping for piecing thread which I have wanted to do for a couple of weeks now. I can finally cross that bit of shopping off my list.
So for this evening, this very happy longarm quilter will be doing some more Kantha style quilting while watching a brand new episode of Midsomer Murders. I hope you have a super cosy evening doing something you truly enjoy. Until you read me again,
Happy stitching ♥ ♥