Hello my lovelies. I hope you’ve all had a fabulous day. Do you realise that today is January 7th? And that means we all made it thru the first week of 2016. I would like to say that all kinds of exciting things have happened in this first week but to be quite honest it’s been quiet and relaxed in my little world.
This morning I decided to face the weather in order to step out to run a couple of errands. No sooner did I hit the mean streets I was made to turn around to head back into the direction I came from because the road was closed due to a nasty accident. All the emergency services were in attendance so it must have been pretty bad. I eventually made it across town and did what I had intended to do unscathed.
Upon my return home, I decided to do a few boring household chores which then gave me permission to play. So I started adding a few more guidelines to my Kantha style quilting project. My original plan was to leave my ovals empty but I found that they bubbled too much. So I added a couple more ovals inside the shapes. Once those ovals are done I will have finished my first Kantha style project. I will be doing more of this type of work because I must admit that I did enjoy it. I quite like the look. It’s not perfect but that’s what gives it character. I like character.
Over the past week or so I have been trying to decide whether or not to join a quilt along. I’m really trying to stick to finishing off UFOs but I think in order to make this very happy longarm quilter a more creative quilter/quilt maker, I need to work on different things to stir the creative juices. So after reading the rules and instructions of Katja’s Blocks on the Go, for Quilts on the Grow I decided yes, let’s go for it. Why not join in and meet the challenge of making one block a week. This challenge is quite good because there will be no quilt top to quilt when all the blocks are done because it’s a quilt as you go type of project. This project is based on Katja Marek’s book called The New Hexagon.
This project uses the EPP method so I got myself started off by prepping the papers for the first few blocks …..
Now I have to move onto the most difficult part of the project; choosing the fabric. And goodness knows I have plenty to choose from. So watch this space for progress reports now and again.
It’s been another dark and dreary day in my little corner of the northeast of England. Once again, I stopped myself from moping around by keeping busy doing this and that. My prep work kept me busy and my little dog kept me company. Maisie follows me from room to room supervising, when she chooses to open her eyes that is!!!
So for this evening, this very happy longarm quilter will be doing a wee bit of Kantha style quilting. I hope you have a super cosy evening doing something that entertains you. Until you read me again,
Happy stitching. ♥ ♥